The study also reveals that any adult sleeping late and below 6.5 hours most likely has poor eating habits. It also links sleeplessness to low intake of dairy and vegetables. Kelly Glazer Baron from Northwestern University in the US said, “Our results help us further understand how sleep timing in addition to duration may affect obesity risk.”
Ms Baron added,”It is possible that poor dietary behaviours may predispose individuals with late sleep to increased risk of weight gain.”
The Researchers conducted the study on 96 healthy adults between the age group of 18-50 years who sleep for a minimum 6.5 hours. These adults were observed for 7 days and their food habits, sleeping pattern and intake of the amount of calories consumed were noted. Researchers said,” Body fat was evaluated using dual axis absorptiometry and Dim light melatonin onset was evaluated in the clinical research unit.”
The findings proved that sleeping late is responsible for higher fast food consumption and lower vegetable intake, especially among men, as well as people who do lesser physical activity.
(Inputs from Press Trust Of India)
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