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Could lack of sleep trigger a food “addiction”?

Many people cite a lack of "motivation" or "willpower" as the reason that overweight people can't control their eating habits. But a wealth of evidence has come to light that obesity is linked to insufficient sleep. Most recently, an experimental study has found that restricted sleep can increase the levels of brain chemicals that make eating pleasurable. Could it be that insufficient sleep makes the brain addicted to the act of eating?

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Published By: Harvard Mental Health Blog - Wednesday, 6 April, 2016

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