Sleep Away your Fats

January 14, 2008 at 10:30 am Leave a comment

Two new studies show a striking connection between amount of sleep and levels of appetite-regulating hormones in the body. The findings suggest that chronic sleep deprivation could be making you fat.
The sleep-deprived had higher levels of ghrelin in their blood. Ghrelin is a hormone produced in the stomach that sends out hunger signals to the brain, which then commands you to be interested in food.
The sleep-deprived had lower levels of leptin. Leptin, is another appetite-regulating hormone; it’s produced by fat cells and delivers satiation signals to the brain. The particular hormonal ratio of high ghrelin/low leptin was likely encouraging the group to load up on unnecessary calories.
Therefore, remember to sleep away your FATS!!!!
By Carlin Flora
eDiets Contributor
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