Irregular Sleep Could Lead To Obesity In Adolescent Girls

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Staying awake or neglecting to sleep could be causing obesity in adolescent girls. This is not only true about the sleep duration but also about irregular sleep patterns and being awake late in the night.

The study, which set out to investigate the association between morning or evening sleep preferences as well as ‘social jet lag’ with adiposity and cardiometabolic risk in young adolescents. The study has been published in the JAMA Pediatrics journal and was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

It noted that these factors were associated with a greater risk of obesity among girls. However, the same was not observed with the males. No associations were made with the cardiometabolic risk, which means there was no increased risk of heart diseases or conditions such as diabetes with these factors.

It further concludes that interventions aimed at improving sleep schedules may help avoid obesity in girls.

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Prachee is a content writer for Organic Facts and is responsible for writing on the latest wellness trends. A former Journalism & Media teacher, she prides herself on being able to seamlessly dabble between health, science, and technology. She has completed her Masters in Communication Studies from the University of Pune, India as well as an online course on “Introduction to Food and Health” from Stanford University, US. Prachee fancies herself to be a poet and a cook when the rare lightning of inspiration strikes.

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