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1.21.16 Sleep and Nutrition Study Reveals Surprising Results

 1.21.16 Sleep and Nutrition Study Reveals Surprising Results

MS Program Faculty Member Marie-Pierre St-Onge, PhD is the first author of a new study on sleep and nutrition. Her research, "Fiber and Saturated Fat Are Associated with Sleep Arousals and Slow Wave Sleep" was published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine (JCSM), Volume 12 Number 01. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, which publishes the JCSM, reviewed the study, noting that "results show that greater fiber intake predicted more time spent in the stage of deep, slow wave sleep. In contrast, a higher percentage of energy from saturated fat predicted less slow wave sleep. Greater sugar intake also was associated with more arousals from sleep."

Dr. St-Onge explained "our main finding was that diet quality influenced sleep quality, and it was most surprising that a single day of greater fat intake and lower fiber could influence sleep parameters." To read the full article, click here: http://aasmnet.org/jcsm/ViewAbstract.aspx?pid=30412 To read the press release from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, click here: http://www.aasmnet.org/articles.aspx?id=6072.

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