Study links lack of sleep to higher calorie intake

03/15/2012 | Yahoo!

A Mayo Clinic study found that people who got 80 minutes less sleep at night ate an average of 549 more calories during the day compared with those who were not sleep-deprived, but both groups burned similar amounts of energy. The study, presented at an American Heart Association meeting, linked a lack of sleep to higher leptin and lower ghrelin levels, but researchers said the changes probably came from overeating rather than causing people to overeat.

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