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In the news: Longer sleep is associated with lower BMI and favorable metabolic profiles

by jmiller on August 2, 2017

“After adjustment for age, ethnicity, sex, smoking, and socioeconomic status, sleep duration was negatively associated with body mass index, waist circumference, and positively associated with body mass index, waist circumference, and positively associated with high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.  Sleep duration tended to be positively associated with free thyroxine levels and negatively associated with HbA1c and CRP.  Findings show that short-sleeping adults are more likely to have obesity, a disease with many comorbidities.  (PLOS, July 27) Click here for full text.

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