Teens Sleeping Less & Snacking More, Says U.S. Study

Wednesday saw a team of U. S. researchers claiming that teenaged populace was sleeping lesser in the present era, with not even eight hours of sleep, and compromising on their health with the consumption of fatty foods and munchies.

It means that teens were consuming more fatty foods in comparison to those who slept for the needed number of hours and consumed less ill-health food.

The team said that sleeping for lesser duration could lead to the development of chronic illnesses and, therefore, affect dietary patterns and lead to obesity, particularly in girls.

Studies that have been carried out previously have depicted that sleep deficit leads to gaining weight. However, the new results from the study have demonstrated the source from which the added calories come.

If scary amount of foods containing fats are consumed regularly, it leads to excessive fat accumulation in the body.

Dr. Susan Redline of Brigham and from Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston’s studies have been published in the journal Sleep.

Dr. Redline said that the demonstration of alterations at chronic level of dietary patterns in teens sleeping for lesser amount of time offers in-depth information into the long-drawn perception that sleep-deficit leads to obesity.