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    Lack of sleep causes 2.9 lbs weight gain in 9 days


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    Monday, June 08, 2009 7:54 am Email this article
    People gained an average of 2.9 pounds in nine days when their sleep was restricted.

    This is according to a study performed by Siobhan Banks, PhD, a research fellow at the University of South Australia and former assistant research professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

    An abstract of the study was presented at “SLEEP 2009”, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.

    Many studies have found a lack of sleep is associated with weight gain, being heavier, and an increased risk of diabetes.

    I believe lack of sleep is one of the dozen or more factors as to why we have gotten heavier since 1980.

    My advice is…

    … get enough sleep.

    REFERENCE

    Banks S. Sustained sleep restriction in healthy adults with ad libitum access to food results in weight gain without increased appetite or food cravings. abstract presented at SLEEP 2009, the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies. 2009 Jun 8, Abstract 0385.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Siobhan Banks, PhD
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Centre for Applied Behaviour Science
    City East Campus
    University of South Australia
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    http://people.unisa.edu.au/Siobhan.Banks

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