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  • Teen girls who sleep 7 hours or less weigh roughly 6 lbs more than those sleeping more than 7 hours


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    Monday, October 24, 2011 9:10 am Email this article
    Teen girls who sleep 7 hours or less on weekdays weigh roughly 6 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 4.7% higher in girls sleeping 7 hours or less

    “Likewise, teen females who slept 7 hours or less had a BMI that was 4.7 percent higher than females who got more than 7 hours of sleep per weekday,” the Press Release notes.

    This is equal to roughly 6 lbs for a girl who is 5-feet-4 inches tall.

    REFERENCE

    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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