European Study Establishes Link Between Sleep Deprivation and Obesity Rate

Posted on Jul 26, 2011 in Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

A recent study has reinforced earlier claims that a sleep deprived person is at high risk of obesity. As per reports, a team of researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden has claimed that sleep deprivation saps energy and further, halts the metabolic rate of burning calorie in the body.

For the study, the team roped in 14 university students and put them through a range of sleeping condition, including curtailed sleep, no sleep, and normal sleep, in order to track the changes in their consumption pattern, blood sugar, hormone level and other indicators of metabolism.

Examining the results, the team, led by Christian Benedict, came to conclusion that killing a night sleep, besides consuming excess energy, pulls metabolic rate of body, reduces digestion by 5 to 20% in comparison to people who take sound sleep.

Moreover, another study has claimed that people who take sleep at least 5 hours are at heightened risk of weight gain and weigh-related diseases such as type-2 diabetes. Though health experts have been recommending healthy life style to avert the risk of wide range of health concerns, no study so far has been able to produce any substantial association between sound sleep and positive health results.

Submitted by Satish Karat