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February 22nd, 2020

Blame Sugar Cravings on Lack of Sleep

NEW STUDY

New York Post – Next time you catch yourself polishing off a sleeve of cookies before bed, try skipping the snack and hitting the hay earlier.

A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association reveals a link between sleep deprivation and high-calorie food cravings, particularly in women. The survey of nearly 500 women between the ages of 20 and 76 found that those who reported poor sleep quality or a lack of sleep also consumed more foods high in added sugars, saturated fats and caffeine.

Researchers warn that women are already at high risk for obesity and sleep disorders — both causes and results of calorific food intake. Foods associated with added sugars and fats are also linked to Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

According to their self-reported responses, 30 percent of the women involved in the study slept fewer than seven hours per night (eight is recommended) and nearly 25 percent said the same but also suffered from insomnia. Average sleep time among the entire cohort was fewer than seven hours.

Those women, in turn, ate an additional 500 to 800 calories on average, as well as exceeded daily dietary recommendations for saturated fats, added sugars and caffeine. They also failed to meet the mark when it came to healthy foods, such as grains and fiber.

Previous studies have found that sleep deprivation may suppress the hormones that regulate food intake and tell us we are full and satisfied.

When we are sleep deprived, or don’t get good quality sleep, our hormones can actually stimulate hunger.

Eating junk food is known to disrupt sleep; it’s a self-perpetuating cycle.

January 20th, 2018

What Once Was . . . Is Not Now

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You have questions, I have questions. Should I get the flu shot? Why do my feet hurt when I jump out of bed in the morning? Why can’t I seem to lose weight, even when I’m following the diet? Why are people more likely to do something regarding their health, only after a symptom appears? Dr David Kolbaba sheds some light on these and other questions as well as a discussion of items that were once safe but are now considered dangerous to our health.

July 22nd, 2017

Missing Out…Can Get you Healthier and Living Longer

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Dr. David Kolbaba discusses distractions, commitments and the fear of missing out (FOMO). How often do you check your cell phone? Facebook? A new study has determined our cognitive capacity is drastically diminished when our smartphones are within reach. Better decisions are made in every aspect of our lives when we become healthier.

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