Lack of sleep is becoming a growing problem, so it becomes imperative that causes and consequences of this issue are fully explored and understood.
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Toronto, ON (PRWEB) March 18, 2012
Bel Marra Health, well known for offering high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, is supporting a recent study that shows a strong link between sleep deprivation and calorie consumption.
Studies by the American Heart Association and The Mayo Clinic have tested whether lack of quality sleep has altered the levels of certain hormones (leptin and ghrelin) and found that both of these hormones are associated with appetite.
Virend Somers, M.D. spokesperson for the Mayo Clinic and author of the study said “we tested whether lack of sleep altered the levels of the hormones leptin and ghrelin, increased the amount of food people ate, and affected energy burned through activity”.
Participants were told to eat as much as they wanted during the study and the results showed that the sleep deprived group (who slept over an hour less than the control group per day) consumed 549 additional calories each day.
The sleep deprived group, who slept one hour and 20 minutes less than the control group each day consumed an average of 549 additional calories on average.
Jim Chiang, CEO of Bel Marra Health understands the importance of the study. “Lack of sleep is becoming a growing problem, so it becomes imperative that causes and consequences of this issue are fully explored and understood.”
(SOURCE: “American Heart Association” Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions, March, 2012)
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