Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput was guest author in the December edition of Elevate Health, a quarterly research digest of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. The title of Dr. Chaput’s article was, “Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain”. A sample of the article is below:
Good sleep hygiene and regular physical activity are key elements for the maintenance of optimal health and functioning throughout life. In contrast, excess body fat, especially when stored in the abdominal area, can be detrimental to health by increasing the risk for chronic diseases. It is well known that obesity prevalence rates have skyrocketed in the past 30 years. Increased caloric intake and lower levels of physical activity are well-studied contributors to the “obesity epidemic,” among many other factors.
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