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May 22, 2008

Obesity linked to quantity of sleep

Topics: General Science News

Getting enough quality sleep can affect your weight and overall heatlh - and so can too much:

People who sleep fewer than six hours a night - or more than nine - are more likely to be obese, according to a new US study that is one of the largest to show a link between irregular sleep and big bellies.

The study also linked light sleepers to higher smoking rates, less physical activity and more alcohol use.

Posted by Richard at May 22, 2008 10:35 PM


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