Fatty Foods, Drowsy Days

french-friesA new study suggests that men who eat diets high in fat reported more problems with daytime sleepiness. The study did not prove that fat causes drowsiness and it is unclear why fatty diet affects sleepiness and drowsiness.

After consideration of other factors such as body weight, exercise levels, diabetes, depression, and smoking and drinking habits, men with the highest fat intake were still 78 percent more likely to complain of drowsiness.

According to Yingting Cao, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Adelaide and lead researcher, more research is needed to understand how fatty foods might encourage drowsiness, and whether the timing of a high-fat meal matters.

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