Interaction of sleep quality and psychosocial stress on obesity in African Americans: the Cardiovascular Health Epidemiology Study (CHES)

@inproceedings{Bidulescu2010InteractionOS,
  title={Interaction of sleep quality and psychosocial stress on obesity in African Americans: the Cardiovascular Health Epidemiology Study (CHES)},
  author={Aurelian Bidulescu and Rebecca Din-Dzietham and Dorothy L Coverson and Zhimin Chen and Yuan-Xiang Meng and Sarah G Buxbaum and Gary H. Gibbons and Verna L Lamar Welch},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Compared with whites, sleep disturbance and sleep deprivation appear more prevalent in African Americans (AA). Long-term sleep deprivation may increase the risk of obesity through multiple metabolic and endocrine alterations. Previous studies have reported contradictory results on the association between habitual sleep duration and obesity. Accordingly, we aimed to assess whether sleep quality and duration are inversely associated with body mass index (BMI) and obesity and test… CONTINUE READING