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06 September 2013

Lack of sleep may lead to impulse food buying

Lack of sleep can lead people to buy more food and more high-calorie items at the supermarket, a new study finds.

Lack of sleep can lead people to buy more food and more high-calorie items at the supermarket, a new study finds.

Before they shopped, the men were given a typical breakfast in order to minimize the effect of hunger on their food purchases, according to the study, published online on 5 September in the journal Obesity.

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