Liputan6.com, Jakarta – How many hours did you sleep in a night? Wrong hours of rest can make it difficult for you to lose weight. Lack of sleep or too much sleep at night contribute to the risk of obesity.
A recent study published in Journal of American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reveal it. The study found that, among 19,650 people studied, respondents who slept seven hours or less at night consumed more carbohydrates, fat, caffeine, and sugar in snacks than respondents who slept longer.
“We know sleep deprivation is linked to obesity on a broader scale,” said Christopher A. Taylor, a professor of medical dietetics and family medicine at The Ohio State University and lead author of the study. Eat This.
Taylor explains that not only is it lacking sleep, behaviors such as lack of physical activity, increased screen time, less wise in food choices also increase the risk of obesity.
In addition, lack of sleep is not only associated with obesity, but also increases the risk of premature death.
A study conducted by researchers at the University of Warwick found that individuals who reduced the amount of sleep from seven hours to five hours a night had a 1.7 times higher risk of all-cause death and twice the risk of dying from cardiovascular health problems, compared to those who sleep longer.
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