Sleeping late could lead to slight weight gain among youngsters: Berkeley Study

October 7, 2015 1:34 AM

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A study has linked sleeping late to weight gain in teens and adults. The study by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, suggested that the time at which teenagers go to sleep plays an important role when it is about weight gain. Teenagers who sleep late at night are more at risk to gain extra weight than their peers who choose to sleep early, according to the study.

The study found that teenagers who choose to go to bed late are more likely to gain weight because they usually consume junk food late at night. Lauren Asarnow, lead author of the study, said the study is the first of its kind that has found a relationship between time to go to bed and weight gain i...

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