Lack of sleep may drive preference for unhealthy foods

08/7/2013 | Yahoo

Sleep deprivation was associated with impaired activity in brain regions associated with decision making, and increased activity in the brain's reward centers, according to researchers at the University of California. Data on 23 healthy participants showed an increased preference for high-calorie foods when they were sleep-deprived compared with when they were well-rested. The results appear in Nature Communications.

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