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Sleep disruption during pregnancy and its relationship with dietary intake.
Pregnancy-related sleep disruption is common, even in those without prior sleep problems. Recent research in non-pregnant populations has demonstrated that disturbed sleep has a powerful influence on both food choice and metabolism. Sleep disruption has been found to result in poorer food choices (higher carbohydrate and fat-containing food), decreased signals to stop eating and a lowered metabolism, resulting in overall weight gain. The study will investigate the relationships between sleep during pregnancy and dietary intake.
Prof Deborah Loxton
Dr Michelle Blumfield
Prof Helen Truby
Dr Sean Cain
Mr Zarrara Zia
Prof Terry Haines