Monday, December 13, 2004


To Sleep, Perchance To Slim

I guess I gotta stop blogging late at night:

The less you sleep the more your waist will expand, say scientists who have linked the insomniac lifestyle of western society to the epidemic of obesity.

Lack of sleep boosts levels of a hormone that triggers appetite and lowers levels of a hormone that tells your body it is full, according to the team. The scientists will now study whether obese people should sleep more to lose weight.
It will be interesting - and certainly have societal repercussions - when sleep, the best medicine, begins to be prescribed by physicians.

Hat Tip: Mirabilis