Sleep Loss In African American and Hispanics Affects Eating Habits and Weight

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Nearly 30% of Hispanic men and African American women under 40 years of age sleep less than 5 hours a day. Recent research shows that this amount of sleep is associated with a higher BMI and higher caloric intake, with more calories coming from sweets and saturated fats.

PositiveTip:  Sleep lessens our perceived stress and allows for better decision-making in what and how much we eat.