Even one day of sleep loss changes our genes
Sleep loss can contribute to weight gain- short science articles and news

Researchers have found out that chronic sleep loss or work shifts leads to increased risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. They have demonstrated that even one day of sleep loss has a tissue-specific impact on the expression of the genes and also has an impact on the metabolism in humans. This effect is especially true in the so-called clock genes which are in each tissue and regulate the circadian rhythm. The epigenetic modifications seen in the genes were similar to that seen in patients with obesity and diabetes.

Read the full story: Uppsala University
Scientific publication: Science Advances