Sleep more or be fat

(via boingboing)
I think this research has been discussed before.  But maybe I’m wrong.  It certainly seems easy enough to figure out – after all, we already know stress can lead to obesity, and not getting enough sleep certainly is stressful.

Research by Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick has found that sleep deprivation is associated with an almost a two-fold increased risk of being obese for both children and adults.

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The research reviewed current evidence in over 28,000 children and 15,000 adults. For both groups Professor Cappuccio found that shorter sleep duration is associated with almost a two-fold increased risk of being obese.

Now I can tell my wife I need sleep to lose weight.  Not that she’ll stop abusing me for wanting to get 7-8 hours of sleep a night, but I’ll have research to back me up, at least.

[tags]Sleep deprevation, Sleep related obesity, Tired = fat?[/tags]