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Nearly one-third of Americans report sleeping less than 6 hours per night
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 6:29 am Email this article
"Nearly one-third of [ American ] adults report sleeping less than 6 hours per night," notes a new study which found that short sleep duration causes people to gain weight. "[ This suggests ] that we live in a sleep-deprived society." REFERENCE
Chaput J-P, Després J-P, Bouchard C, Tremblay A. The association between sleep duration and weight gain in adults: A 6-year prospective study from the quebec family study. Sleep. 2008 Apr 1, 31(4):517-23.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Angelo Tremblay, PhD
Division of Kinesiology (PEPS)
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, G1K 7P4
(418) 656-7294 phone
(418) 656-3044 fax
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