Obesity and Sleep deprivation

Obesity and Sleep deprivation

Sleep deprivation can affect health in a number of ways, and a major disadvantage can be obesity.

This was revealed in medical research conducted in the United States.

Pennsylvania State University research

Research Findings

Researchers in 2019 found that sleep deprivation creates a desire for excessive eating, and the body begins to store excess energy from the diet in the form of fat, which leads to obesity.

According to the researchers,

in the past, it was a good mechanism to save the body energy for difficult conditions, but in today’s developed world it is not good because now most people remain sitting.

Nowadays high-calorie intake is available at affordable prices without doing any hard effort.

According to the research conducted in 2019, Sleep deprivation increases the levels of insulin in the body another major cause of obesity.

Due to which the fat in the diet starts to accumulate in the body, which leads to increased body weight and drowsiness.

According to the research team

The results reinforce the evidence of how harmful sleep deprivation is and doctors should advise their patients to adopt good sleep habits.

During this study, 15 healthy men aged 20 to 30 were hired and first spent 10 hours a week at home and then spent 10 nights at the University Clinical Research Center.

There, these individuals were provided with high fat or fat calorie supper and were then told to refrain from sleeping for more than 5 consecutive hours for 4 days.

Researchers analyzed the blood patterns of these individuals and found that insulin levels increased significantly as a result of lack of sleep.

Due to this body starts absorbing fat soon after eating, which began to accumulate faster.

 Increased chances of increasing body weight.

Researchers say sleep deprivation on a long-term basis increases the risk of obesity, diabetes or other metabolic disorders.

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They said that when fat starts to accumulate too fast, cells begin to prefer sugar instead of fat for physical fuel.

The results of this research were published in the Journal of Medical Journal of Lipid Research.

University of Colorado Research

Earlier this month, a study by the University of Colorado at the US revealed that people with sleep less than 5 hours have a 52 percent higher risk of a heart attack.

 while those who sleep 10 hours or more increases the chances twice as likely.

Even in smokers, sleeping more or less increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Research on more than 460,000 people also found that genetically high risk of heart attacks can significantly reduce that risk by normalizing sleep for 6 to 9 hours.

Research has found that

Excessive sleep leads to increased physical edema that affects blood vessels.

 while too much sleep can damage tissues.

 Adopting the destructive habits such as poor dietary choices become part of the lifestyle.

Researchers say the results are by far the most concrete in that the sleep duration is a key factor for heart health and applies equally to everyone.

The results of this research were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

    1. Eric Jones September 27, 2020

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