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  • 5-6 hours of sleep increases risk of obesity by 69%


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    Monday, July 19, 2010 8:11 am Email this article
    People who sleep only 5-6 hours per night are 69 percent more likely to be obese than those who sleep 7-8 hours per night according to a study from Laval University in Quebec, Canada. 9-10 hours of sleep increases risk 38%

    Those who sleep 9-10 hours per night are also at an increased risk, an increase of 38 percent.

    REFERENCE

    Chaput J, Despres J, Bouchard C, Tremblay A. Short sleep duration is associated with reduced leptin levels and increased adiposity: Results from the quebec family study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Jan, 15(1):253-61.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Angelo Tremblay
    Division of Kinesiology (PEPS)
    Laval University
    Ste-Foy, Quebec, Canada G1K 7P4
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