Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Teens Who Sleep Less Eat More Fatty Foods and Snacks

ScienceDaily (Sep. 7, 2010) — A study in the Sept. 1 issue of the journal Sleep shows that teens who slept less than eight hours per weeknight ate higher proportions of fatty foods and snacks than adolescents who slept eight hours or more. The results suggest that short sleep duration may increase obesity risk by causing small changes in eating patterns that cumulatively alter energy balance, especially in girls.

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