WeightControl.com Interview with:
Esra Tasali, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Sleep Research Center
Department of Medicine
The University of Chicago
Chicago, IL 60637
WeightControl.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Response: We knew from prior research that sleep deprivation can stimulate appetite and cravings for junk food, and increases weight gain. What we did not know is whether we can do something about it in real-life?
Our randomized controlled trial on sleep extension in real-life setting found that getting sufficient sleep reduces caloric intake by on average 270kcal per day.