Groups who were sleep deprived gained weight and had a decrease in insulin sensitivity.

By Shamard Charles, M.D.

A new study finds that catch-up sleep on the weekend puts people at risk of gaining weight.

The study, published Thursday in the journal Current Biology,showed that people who did not sleep enough during the week but caught extra hours on the weekend tended to snack more and have an increased risk of diabetes.

 

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