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Genetic Risks of Obesity Affected by Sleep?

November 6, 2011


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The findings of a study presented at the SLEEP 2011 Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies revealed that getting less shut-eye at night might increase the expression of genetic risks for obesity.  According to an article published by ScienceDaily, the study examined 1,811 sets of twins with an average age of 37 years old. […]

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Bariatric Surgery and Sleep Apnea

October 19, 2011


Sleep apnea is a health condition that is closely tied with obesity and causes one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths during sleep. These disruptions result in poor sleep quality and can cause extreme tiredness during the day. At the Obesity Society’s national meeting this month, new research was presented that found that […]

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Children Who Sleep Less Weigh More

June 7, 2011


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A study published online in the British Medical Journal found that children who do not get adequate sleep are more likely to be overweight. According to ScienceDaily, researchers from New Zealand investigated the relationship between sleep and differences in body composition and the risk of becoming overweight in young children. They looked at 244 children […]

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Obesity May Shut Down Circadian Clock

April 28, 2011


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ScienceDaily has published an article about a new study highlighting a connection between obesity and malfunction of the body’s circadian clock. Researchers at the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta found that a master clock gene, which is in charge of regulating the cardiovascular system, does not fluctuate regularly in obese mice, as it does […]

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Is Shift-Work Affecting Your Liver and Weight?

March 15, 2011


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This week ScienceDaily wrote about a study that found the molecules that protect the liver from fat work during daytime hours. A research team led by Mitchell Lazar, MD, PhD, who is the director of the Institute for Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has discovered molecules that act […]

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