Is Staying Up Late Making You Fat?

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Are you struggling with keeping off those extra, unwanted pounds? What if I told you that diet and exercise are not the only necessary steps you need to keep your BMI as low as you would like. That’s right, there are actually three things you need in order to be able to keep your weight where you want it, those are diet, exercise and sleep! Yes, habitual sleep has been shown  to help with keeping a low BMI.

In The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, there was a study done in which, they had fixed-effect meta-analyses from 9 studies which included up to 14,906 participants from the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology Consortium. After analyzing all the data they identified how sleep duration affected BMI, macronutrient intake and the modification that CLOCK variants have on them.  Based on this research they concluded that age and gender play roles in the macronutrient intake such as younger adults have lower saturated fatty acid intake when they have longer sleep duration. Lastly, longer sleep duration was concluded to lower BMI in all types of participants. So, if you are struggling with weight loss make sure that not only are you eating healthy, exercising, but also getting enough sleep to keep your body healthy and rested. So no more late night cramming!

For more information on this study follow the link below!

http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/101/1/135.abstract

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