Mon, 14 May 2012 03:50:16 GMT | By AFP Relaxnews, updated by Elfie Jane

Don't lose sleep over weight, scientists say

A lack of sleep could make you fat, scientists said.


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(PARIS-AFP) - A lack of sleep could make you fat, scientists said on Thursday.

This, in turn, could increase the sensation of hunger by 25 percent.

"If this translates to a proportional increase in calories, then a person with reduced sleep could eat 350 to 500 calories more per day," said a statement on the research led by Karine Spiegel from the University of Lyon.

A cheeseburger has about 500 calories.

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