Insufficient or Disrupted Sleep May Slow Down Weight Loss

A new study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, finds that overweight people with insufficient or disrupted sleep lose less weight compared to their counterparts without sleep issues.Insufficient or Disrupted Sleep May Slow Down Weight Loss

A team of researchers, led by Prof. Salas-Salvadó, from the Human Nutrition Unit of the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain, analyzed the data of 1,986 people whose average age was 65 years over the course of a year.

At the end of the study period, the researchers found that the participants who, at the beginning of the study, reported not sleeping for the same number of hours every night had lost less weight after a year than those who reported a regular sleep pattern.

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