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Is There a Link Between Sleep Loss & Obesity?

According to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, a consistent lack of restful sleep can contribute to obesity. If you are someone who stays up late or does not get seven to nine hours of quality sleep a night for any other reason, take a moment to learn about this study, which was published in the journal PLOS Biology. Even if you make restful sleep a priority, it’s a good idea to learn more about the connection between sleep and weight gain as part of your Phentermine 37.5mg regimen. 

Energy Conservation

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine used the microscopic worm Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) for this study. 

"We think that sleep is a function of the body trying to conserve energy in a setting where energetic levels are going down. Our findings suggest that if you were to fast for a day, we would predict you might get sleepy because your energetic stores would be depleted," said David Raizen, MD, PhD, one of the study’s authors and an associate professor of Neurology and member of the Chronobiology and Sleep Institute at Penn.

Increased Appetite & Other Issues

Continually getting poor sleep has shown to increase insulin resistance and appetite, with people who consistently get fewer than six hours of sleep a night at greater risk for diabetes and obesity. 

"We wanted to know, what is sleep actually doing? Short sleep and other chronic conditions, like diabetes, are linked, but it's just an association. It's not clear if short sleep is causing the propensity for obesity, or that the obesity, perhaps, causes the propensity for short sleep," said Alexander van der Linden, PhD, another study author and associate professor of Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno.

"There could be a signaling problem between the fat stores and the brain cells that control sleep," Raizen added. 
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