Insufficient sleep may be adding to your waistline — ScienceDaily BULLSHIT ALERT

Posted: August 1, 2017 in Bad Science, Depression, Diabetes, Diet, health, SLEEP
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Adults in the UK who have poor sleep patterns are more likely to be overweight and obese and have poorer metabolic health, according to a new study.

Source: Insufficient sleep may be adding to your waistline — ScienceDaily

 

This is another example of bad science: lack of causality.  Could poor eating habits contribute to poor sleep?  What about stressful jobs, contributing to both?  At least they admitted “Other studies have suggested that shortened sleep can lead to poor dietary choices.”

They also said, “Interestingly, the study did not find any relationship between shortened sleep and a less healthy diet — a fact that surprised the researchers.”  Well, what about an underlying stressor (work, life) making one eat excess “healthy diet” and poor sleep?  I could go on and on about this, but of course this is a summary and I haven’t the time to study the details of the methodology, but simply want to caution my readers about accepting others’ jumps to conclusions, and always consider CAUSALITY.

AuntieBS

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Comments
  1. I’m not sure. I think the fact that I get up at three o’clock in the morning and empty the fridge on a regular basis may have an adverse effect on my weight. 🙂

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