Major(s)

Nursing

Mentor Name

Kathy Clark

Mentor Department

Nursing

Presentation Date

3-22-2011

Abstract

Obese individuals are a growing national health problem of major concern, yet the physiologic mechanisms responsible for obesity are not fully understood. Previous research has suggested that chronic partial sleep loss, a growing trend in America, may increase the risk of obesity via multiple pathways. Law enforcement officers (LEOs) often work long days, multiple rotating shifts, and overtime and have a high prevalence of chronic fatigue and obesity. Better understanding of the relationship between sleep and obesity will aid in directing future nursing interventions.

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Copyright © 2011 Laura M Budde

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Mar 22nd, 12:00 AM

Is Sleep Deprivation Related to Obesity Among Law Enforcement Officers?

Obese individuals are a growing national health problem of major concern, yet the physiologic mechanisms responsible for obesity are not fully understood. Previous research has suggested that chronic partial sleep loss, a growing trend in America, may increase the risk of obesity via multiple pathways. Law enforcement officers (LEOs) often work long days, multiple rotating shifts, and overtime and have a high prevalence of chronic fatigue and obesity. Better understanding of the relationship between sleep and obesity will aid in directing future nursing interventions.