UChicago on Twitter: "Study finds that sleep loss boosts hunger and unhealthy food choices"
Skimping on sleep has long been associated with overeating, poor food choices and weight gain. Now a new study shows how sleep loss initiates this process, amplifying and extending blood levels of a chemical signal that enhances the joy of eating, particularly the guilty pleasures gained from sweet or salty, high-fat snacks. The findings were published Feb. 29 in the journal SLEEP. Click here for more info: bit.ly/1Sgnnle