Staying up late can contribute to weight gain, study says

05/4/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

People who go to sleep late consumed 248 more calories a day on average than people with an earlier bedtime, which could equal up to 2 pounds of weight gain in a month, experts reported in the journal Obesity. In addition, late sleepers were found to eat greater amounts of fast foods, drink high-calorie drinks, and consume fewer fruits and vegetables.

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