Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Insult to Injury

A Harvard study shows that women with DECOY BABIES, ahem, those who got more sleep at night 6 months after giving birth, were 3 times as likely to have lost weight a year out. Un, freaking believable....

1 comment:

Mary said...

"Researchers at the University of Chicago have found that partial sleep deprivation alters the circulating levels of the hormones that regulate hunger, causing an increase in appetite and a preference for calorie-dense, high-carbohydrate foods. The study, published in the 7 Dec. 2004 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, provides a mechanism linking sleep loss to the epidemic of obesity."

http://www.uchospitals.edu/news/2004/20041206-sleep.html

As someone who's slept through the night a dozen times in the past four and a half years, I could have told them that without a federal grant!