Association between sleep duration, weight gain, and obesity for long period.

@article{Nagai2013AssociationBS,
  title={Association between sleep duration, weight gain, and obesity for long period.},
  author={Masato Nagai and Yasutake Tomata and Takashi Watanabe and Masako Kakizaki and Ichiro Tsuji},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={206-10}
}
BACKGROUND Although previous studies showed the long-term effects of sleep duration on risk of weight gain, Western tends to gain weight irrespective of sleep duration over a long period. Conversely, it is showed that body mass index (BMI) decreases during a long period in Japanese and thus, the long-term effect of sleep duration on weight gain and obesity is still unclear in Asia. METHODS We followed up 13,629 participants aged 40-79years and prospectively collected data from 1995 to 2006… CONTINUE READING
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