Poor sleep may fuel harmful eating habits and diabetes

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Sleep deprivation may contribute to our craving for unhealthful foods, leading to a night-time snacking habit, recent research suggests. This, in turn, can heighten the risk of obesity and diabetes. Poor sleep could contribute to poor dietary habits, warns a recent study. Snacking in the late hours of the night…

Poor sleep habits increase weight gain for adults with genetic obesity risk

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Certain genes are associated with weight gain, making some people more susceptible to obesity. New research finds that for these individuals, abnormal sleep patterns can exacerbate the problem. Poor sleep habits may lead to weight gain for adults with a high genetic obesity risk. The study found that…

Pitt research links sleep habits to adolescent drug and alcohol use

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A study led by researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Pitt Department of Psychology has identified a possible link between adolescent sleep habits and early substance abuse. The study, published today in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, found that…