retail news in context, analysis with attitude

Reuters Health reports on a study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, saying that sleep-deprived people have a harder time keeping their weight down than people who get a good eight hours.

According to the story, “researchers found that normal-weight young men ate a Big Mac's-worth of extra calories when they'd gotten four hours of sleep the night before compared to when they slept for eight hours.” This is said to be the first study directly connecting lack of sleep to weight issues, and it could point to a broad environmental reason why the nation is dealing with an obesity epidemic.
KC's View:
Well, speaking as someone who gets about five hours of sleep a night - and desperately yearns for eight - this explains a lot.