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Obesity Epidemiology$
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Frank Hu

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195312911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312911.001.0001

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Sleep Deprivation and Obesity

Sleep Deprivation and Obesity

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Obesity Epidemiology

Frank B. Hu

Oxford University Press

This chapter reviews potential mechanisms by which sleep duration may impact weight regulation. It summarizes the epidemiologic data supporting an association between sleep and obesity, and discusses the challenges and limitations facing epidemiologic researchers in defining the causal relationship between sleep duration and weight.

Keywords:   obesity research, sleep duration, weight control, weight regulation

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