ROCHESTER A recent study conducted at the Mayo Clinic found that not getting enough sleep, in conjunction with having unrestricted access to food,
Findings from a randomized controlled crossover trial that was headed by Naima Covassin, Ph.D., a cardiovascular medicine researcher at the Mayo Clinic,
These findings were found by comparing the amount of fat in the abdominal viscera to the overall abdominal fat area.
The results of the study were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute was the organization that provided funding for the research.
Inadequate sleep is frequently the result of a choice in behavior, and this decision is becoming an increasingly widespread problem.
More than one-third of individuals in the United States regularly do not get enough sleep.
. This is partly attributable to shift employment, as well as the use of smart gadgets and social networks during traditionally accepted hours for sleeping. Additionally,
When compared to the acclimation stage, the individuals in the study ingested more than 300 additional calories per day during the sleep restriction stage.
According to Dr. Covassin, "the accumulation of visceral fat was only detected by CT scan and would otherwise have been missed, especially since the increase in weight was quite modest — only about a pound.
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