Lack of ZZZs May Fuel Appetite – By Robert Preidt – HealthDay (healthday.com) – (Tuesday, January 24, 2012) –

by drsjbecker on February 10, 2012

Getting too little sleep can make you hungrier than normal and may lead to weight gain, a small study suggests.

The team at Uppsala University in Sweden used functional MRI to observe the brains of 12 normal weight males while they looked at images of food. This was done on two occasions — after a night of normal sleep and after a night without sleep.

The results showed that a specific brain region that plays a role in appetite shows more activation in response to food images after a night without sleep than after a night of normal sleep.      http://consumer.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=660893

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