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Study: Less sleep may lead to weight gain

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A new study reveals that repeated nights of late bedtimes and little sleep may lead to weight gain in adults, according to NBC News. A new study reveals that repeated nights of late bedtimes and little sleep may lead to weight gain in adults, according to NBC News.

A new study reveals that repeated nights of late bedtimes and little sleep may lead to weight gain in adults, according to NBC News.

Researchers found those who slept only four hours a night for five consecutive nights gained more weight than those individuals who got eight hours of sleep.

The likely cause is because those who got less sleep tended to eat more meals during those late-night hours. They also ate a larger proportion of high-fat foods late at night.

The study also found men with late bedtimes gained more weight than females, and African Americans were more likely to gain weight than whites.

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