The Daily Herald ran this informative article on August12, 2013:
According to a new study, a major weapon in the battle against obesity might be as simple as getting a good night’s sleep, says USA Today.
A study by researchers at UC Berkeley revealed why just one sleepless night can make us crave calorie-dense junk food like hamburgers, potato chips and sweets. While previous studies have linked unhealthy foods and sleep deprivation, the UC Berkeley study may reveal the source of the connection.
Researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging to study the brains of 23 healthy young adults after a normal night’s sleep, and again after a sleepless night.