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Sleeping 30 minutes less than necessary can have long-term consequences for body weight and metabolism, according to a new study -- even if you sleep in on weekends. Previous research has indicated that not getting enough sleep leads to obesity and diabetes, but this marks the first time that as little as 30 minutes a day of sleep debt could contribute to weight gain and adversely affect blood sugar control. "This reinforces earlier observations that sleep loss is additive and can have metabolic consequences," says lead study author Professor Shahrad Taheri, a professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, in Doha. In the study, Professor Taheri and his research team worked with 522 patients with newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus and recorded their height and weight at baseline to determine their Body Mass Index (BMI).
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Sugar is laden with energy, which we are genetically geared to want -- a craving the food industry has cultivated to keep consumers coming back for more, they point out. On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) reiterated its advice that added sugar should comprise less than 10 percent of daily calorie intake, but said consumers should ideally strive for half that amount. "There is a collusion between manufacturers and consumers," said Jean-Michel Lecerf, head of nutrition at the Pasteur Institute in Lille, northern France -- pointing to a "shared responsibility" for the sharp rise in added sugar in food. The UN guidelines apply to so-called "free sugars" added to food and drink by the manufacturer, cook or consumer, and naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit juice concentrates.
U.S. regulators on Friday gave a green light to sales of the country's first copied version of a biotechnology drug, or "biosimilar," with approval of Novartis' white blood cell-boosting Zarxio. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it approved Zarxio for treating the same five conditions for which Neupogen is used. The move had been expected after Zarxio, which is made by Novartis' generics unit Sandoz, won unanimous backing from an FDA panel in January. U.S. health insurers and other payers have lobbied for years for regulatory approval of biosimilars, which have been available in Europe since 2006.