Useful Research News Sept 26.19

Not Getting Enough Sleep Make Us Fat!
Whether you are working late, sucked into Netflix or just can’t sleep, the research shows that our brains will change what we crave and see as a reward.  The 41 studies that researchers looked at concluded that our insulin sensitivity goes down when we don’t get sufficient sleep which caused people to eat 252 extra calories per day.  That works out to 0.75 lbs per month and 9 lbs per year.
Sleep Med Rev. 2019 Jun;45:18-30. doi: 10.1016/j.smrv.2019.02.002. Epub 2019 Feb 10.
Effects of sleep restriction on metabolism-related parameters in healthy adults: A comprehensive review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Social Support at Work Affects your Future Brain Health!
Researchers found no matter what type of job you have, if you feel socially connected and listened to by your boss and co-workers, you had a better resistance to chronic disease and cognitive decline.  If you are stressed and poorly supported at work, the situation doesn’t play out as well in the long run.  As humans, we are social creatures that need a connection with others and your workplace plays a big role in that.
PLoS Med. 2019 Sep 16;16(9):e1002899. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002899. eCollection 2019 Sep.
Psychosocial working conditions, trajectories of disability, and the mediating role of cognitive decline and chronic diseases: A population-based cohort study.