Monday, December 3, 2012

Want to lose weight? Get enough sleep

Experts: If you want to lose weight, get enough sleep - Leader-Telegram: Food: "Experts have new weight-loss advice that's sure to be welcome news: Sleep can be just as important to a successful diet as healthful eating and exercise. "Chronic sleep restriction is pervasive in modern societies, and there is robust evidence supporting the role of reduced sleep as contributing to the current obesity epidemic," write obesity experts in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. That evidence includes findings that overtired brains prompt people to eat more, and that some hormones that regulate appetite and metabolism don't work properly in people who don't get enough sleep. The authors of the CMAJ commentary cite various studies, including their own investigation with 123 dieting adults. After 17 weeks, sleep habits were able to predict the amount of fat loss, they say. . . "

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