Worried about unhealthy fat inside your belly?

This happens because of your common mistake.

If you are worried by constant weight gain or bulging belly, it may be due to your depravation of sleep.

Mayo Clinic research has shown that lack of sleep increases the amount of fat around the abdomen and waist by 9%, while visceral fat increases by 11%.

Visceral fat is the medical term for fat that accumulates in the liver and other organs of the abdomen, and can even accumulate in lean people, increasing the risk of medical problems.

Sleep deprivation is often a person’s own choice, and this trend has become quite common in modern times, with only one-third of adults in the United States not being able to get enough sleep.

Research has shown that people with sleep deprivation develop a craving for more food and the body begins to store the extra energy from food in the form of fat.

The researchers said that the results show that the shorter the duration of sleep, even if you are young, healthy and lean but take in more calories. You can increase your weight and accumulation fat inside the belly

They were alarmed to find that accumulated fat inside the skin fat moves to more dangerous areas.

The key discovery is that later extra sleep reduces calorie intake and weight loss, but also increases the accumulation of fat.

Researchers said that they did not know in the past that sleep deprivation triggers a mechanism of fat storage. 

They found that Inadequate sleep on a long-term basis can lead to obesity, coronary heart disease and metabolic disorders

The study included 12 healthy individuals with moderate body weight and was divided into 2 groups and twice part of 21-day sessions.

The first time they were allowed to sleep for a normal duration while the second time the duration of sleep was reduced, with an interval of 3 months between each session.

During this time each group was given free access to food, while their body weight and other scales were also examined after which the above results came out.

The findings were published in the medical journal Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Earlier in September 2021, a study analyzing data from nearly 20,000 people found that sleep deprived people burn more calories than they need from food throughout the day.

Research has also shown that most people consume soft drinks and foods at night, ie stay up late and adopt behaviors that lead to obesity, such as being less physically active, more in front of the screen. Spending time, eating light things, etc.

Researchers said that now they know that sleep deprivation is linked to obesity, but they are not clear why this happens.

The results of the study were published in the medical journal of the Academy of Nutrition.

Earlier, in September 2019, a study conducted by Pennsylvania State University in the United States also revealed that a major cause of sleep deprivation can be in the form of obesity.

Research has shown that people with sleep deprivation develop a craving for more food and the body begins to store the extra energy from food in the form of fat.

According to researchers, in the past hard times it was a good mechanism for the body to store energy for difficult situations, but in today’s developed world it is not good because now people are mostly sitting while high calorie foods without any Available at low labor costs.


Author: DoctorMaryam.org

3rd Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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