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How your bedtime can affect your weight

If you are a teenager and dig a slim look, then sleep well! Latest research has proved that young adults who sleep late on weeknights are far more likely to put on weight than those who switch off early according to a study published in the journal Sleep. Trying to catch up on the sleep you lost on weeknight by dozing more on weekends simply does not help either according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University, linking sleep and body mass index. The study surveyed more than 3,000 youngsters to arrive at their conclusions. Lost sleep contributes directly to fat gain, they stated based on a huge body of evidence. The body mass index uses an individual’s height and weight to determine if the person is overweight or obese. Normal range is 18.5 to 24.9. A BMI of 25 or above is considered overweight, while 30 and above is considered obese.
“The results highlight bedtimes as a potential target for weight management during adolescence and during the transition to adulthood,” the researchers said.

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