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Current Event March 15, 2016

Sleeping and Eating


When we don’t get enough sleep, we often find ourselves eating more. Researchers at the University of Chicago recently published a study that helps explain why. Their experiment showed that sleep deprivation causes an increase in endocannabinoids, which are compounds in our brain. Listen to learn more about how sleep deprivation can lead to overeating.

Life Science Psychology Human body

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AIR DATE: 03/02/2016


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