How does sleep affect snacking in teens?

This study showed a relationship between sleep duration and snacking in teens:
  • For each 1-hour increase in sleep duration, the odds of consuming a high amount of calories from snacks decreased by an average of 21%.
  • A significantly greater proportion of teens who slept less than 8 hours per weeknight consumed food in the early morning between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m.
  • Specifically, the researchers found that -- after adjusting for factors like age, sex, and race -- teens who slept less than 8 hours on weeknights consumed 2.2% more calories from fats and 3.0% fewer calories from carbs than teens who slept 8 hours or more.

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