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Women who had trouble falling asleep were 65% more likely to gain 11 lbs over next 5-7 years
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Women who had trouble falling asleep were 65% more likely to gain 11 pounds or more over the next 5- to 7-years according to The Helsinki Health Study. Subjects
Subjects: A survey of 8960 people
The results were from 8,960 people from The Helsinki Health Study prospective cohort baseline survey data from 2000 to 2002.
Subjects were between 40- and 60-years-old municipal employees.
Follow-up data was obtained on 7,332 people in 2007 and involved 7332 people.
Lyytikainen P, Lallukka T, Lahelma E, Rahkonen O. Sleep problems and major weight gain: A follow-up study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2010 Jun 8, published on-line.
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Department of Public Health
University of Helsinki
P.O. Box 41 (Mannerheimintie 172)
Helsinki 00014, Finland
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