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Teen boys who sleep 7 hours or less weigh roughly 7 lbs more than those sleeping more than 7 hours
Monday, October 24, 2011 9:36 am Email this article
Teen boys who sleep 7 hours or less on weekdays weigh roughly 7 lbs more than those sleeping more than 7 hours according to a study by Radha Rao, MD, DeBakey of the VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas and others. BMI
BMI 3.8% higher in boys sleeping 7 hours or less
“Teen males who slept 7 hours or less on weekdays had an average BMI [body mass index] that was 3.8 percent higher than those who slept more than 7 hours,” the Press Release notes.
This is equal to roughly 7 lbs in a boy who is 5-feet-10 inches tall.
Rao R. Teen sleep deprivation related to weight gain. American College of Chest Physicians. study results presented at 77th annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, held October 22 - 26, 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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