Study: Sleep-deprived adults eat more

March 23, 2011 2:41:32 PM PDT
If you sleep less, chances are you will probably eat more, according to a new study that determined people of normal weight eat more when they sleep less.

The study found sleep-deprived adults ate almost 300 calories more a day on average than those who got enough sleep. And the extra calories mostly came from saturated fat.

Researchers with the American Heart Association say if sustained, the dietary choices made by people undergoing short sleep could predispose them to obesity and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.