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Sleep deprivation and its correlation with obesity

Nezam Alam, Kiran Singh, Ruchi Tyagi.


Background: Sleep plays a key role in good health and well-being throughout life. Sleep has been known to influence the physical and emotional well-being by causing substantial biological and psychosocial changes.

Aim and Objective: Few studies have examined the association of sleep duration with body composition in a representative sample of young adults. This is the age group where primary prevention plays the most vital part. Through our study, we decided to investigate the effect of sleep duration and body composition and suggest lifestyle modifications if any.

Materials and Methods: After the ethical clearance from institutional ethical committee 62 healthy young adults aged 18–25 years were studied was to explore the effect of sleep on body composition with the help of Bodystat Quadscan 4000.

Results: The study showed statistically significant differences in anthropometric as well as body composition parameters.

Conclusion: Sleep duration has a significant role in altering body composition.

Key words: Sleep Deprivation; Obesity; Bio Electric Impedance Analyzer

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