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Study Links Weight Gain in Women to Sleeping With Lights On

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Study Links Weight Gain in Women to Sleeping With Lights On

Study Links Weight Gain in Women to Sleeping With Lights On

Study Links Weight Gain in Women to Sleeping With Lights On According to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, there may be link between increased risk of weight gain and certain sleeping habits.

The study, called the “Sister Study,” was conducted between 2003 and 2009 with 43,722 women between the ages of 35 to 74 in the United States.

It required the women to log their sleeping habits, such as sleeping with a light or television on, as well as their body mass index (BMI).

Throughout the five-year period, researchers found that light exposure during sleep was associated with various forms of weight gain.

Women had a 17% chance of gaining five kilograms, a 22% chance of becoming overweight and a 33% chance of becoming obese.

According to senior investigator Dale Sandler, “the more light in the room the stronger the association.” Dale Sandler, via CNN

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