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Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See ...

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Reporter: Venkat Karra, Ph.D.

Sleep may influence weight by affecting hormones, glucose metabolism and inflammation, say scientists. A new study has found that sleeping more than nine hours a night appears to suppress genetic factors that lead to weight gain. In contrast, getting too little sleep seems to have the opposite effect. Adding a few hours sleep to your night may prevent you from gaining weight. These new findings reveal a complex interaction between sleep and genetic factors linked to body weight.

The study found heritability of body mass index (BMI) — a measurement relating weight and height — was twice as high for short than for long sleepers.

Thus sleep well and stay healthy.



Sleep Duration and Body Mass Index in Twins: A Gene-Environment Interaction

by Nathaniel F. Watson, MD, MSc; Kathryn Paige Harden, PhD; Dedra Buchwald, MD; Michael V. Vitiello, PhD; Allan I. Pack, MB ChB, PhD; David S. Weigle, MD; Jack Goldberg, PhD

Sleep, Volume 35/ Issue 05 / Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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