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5-6 hours of sleep increases risk of obesity by 69%
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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.
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.
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Division of Kinesiology (PEPS)
Ste-Foy, Quebec, Canada G1K 7P4
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