Sleep Disorders Linked to Central Obesity in Middle-Aged Men

Among the overweight men, the groups with sleep disorders had higher fat mass in the trunk and android regions.
Among the overweight men, the groups with sleep disorders had higher fat mass in the trunk and android regions.
Central obesity is associated with sleep disorders in overweight middle-aged men, researchers reported online in the Journal of Sleep Research

A team led by Sulin Cheng, PhD, of the University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland, studied 211 Finnish men aged 30–65 years. Among the 163 overweight or obese subjects, 40 had insomnia only, 23 had obstructive sleep apnea only, 24 had both, and 76 had neither. 

Among the overweight men, the groups with sleep disorders had higher fat mass in the trunk and android regions than the group without sleep disorders. In addition, the insomnia-only group had a lower level of leisure-time physical activity and higher intake of saturated fatty acids than the groups without sleep disorders.

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