Does lack sleep cause belly fat?
New research shows that lack of sufficient sleep combined with free access to food increases calorie consumption and consequently fat accumulation, especially unhealthy fat inside the belly. Lack of sufficient sleep is often a behavior choice, and this choice has become increasingly pervasive. People tend to eat more during longer waking hours without increasing physical activity. fat is preferentially deposited subcutaneously or under the skin. However, inadequate sleep appears to redirect fat to the more dangerous visceral compartment. During recovery sleep, there was a decrease in calorie intake and weight, and visceral fat continued to increase.
@gaston Hello, yes according to mayo clinic finding If you’re not getting enough sleep you are at higher risk of getting inadequate belly fat. people in the restricted sleep group had up to a 9% increase in belly fat and an 11% increase in unhealthy belly visceral fat, which surrounds the organs deep inside the belly and has been strongly linked to heart disease and other conditions like stroke, and diabetes. fat is deposited just under the skin, but a lack of sleep appears to redirect it to the deeper, more dangerous position around the organs. Also, studies have shown that when people don't get enough sleep they: Have increased levels of a hunger hormone called ghrelin and decreased levels of the satiety/fullness hormone called leptin, which could lead to overeating and weight gain.