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Women who sleep less than 6 hours per night weigh 13-17 lbs more than those sleeping at least 7 hrs
Saturday, April 11, 2009 9:07 am Email this article
Men who sleep less than 6 hours per night weigh 19-24 lbs more than those sleeping at least 7 hours according to a study from researchers at Laval University in Quebec, Canada.
The average body mass index (BMI) for these two groups was 28.8 vs 26.2. REFERENCE
Chaput J, Leblanc C, Pérusse L, Després J, Bouchard C, Tremblay A. Risk factors for adult overweight and obesity in the quebec family study: Have we been barking up the wrong tree? Obesity (Silver Spring). 2009 Apr 9, published on-line.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Division of Kinesiology
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine
Faculty of Medicine
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
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