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Study links sleep deprivation to poor food choices

Even one night of lost sleep can result in poor food choices, as shown by increased activity in a brain circuit between the amygdala and hypothalamus, which plays a role in food intake, according to a study in the Journal of Neuroscience. German researchers recruited 32 healthy men with normal weight and found that after a night of sleep deprivation, participants were more likely to spend more money on food items during a decision-making task.

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