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Night Owls May Pack on More Pounds

Posted on Jul 11, 2013 in Environment, Health & Wellness, Health Optimization

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 28 (HealthDay News) — Night owls are more likely to gain weight than people who get good sleep because they tend to graze the kitchen for junk food in the wee hours of the morning, a new study suggests. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that people who were kept up until 4 a.m. in a sleep lab ate more than 550 additional calories during the late-night hours. “People consumed a substantial amount of calories during those late-night hours when they would normally be in bed,” said study author Andrea Spaeth,...

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