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Research Article

Short Sleep Duration Is Associated with Reduced Leptin, Elevated Ghrelin, and Increased Body Mass Index

  • Shahrad Taheri,

    Affiliation: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

    ¤Current address: Henry Wellcome Laboratories for Integrative Neuroscience and Endocrinology, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

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  • Ling Lin,

    Affiliation: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

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  • Diane Austin,

    Affiliation: Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Terry Young,

    Affiliation: Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Emmanuel Mignot mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mignot@stanford.edu

    Affiliation: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, United States of America

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  • Published: December 07, 2004
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0010062

About the Authors

Shahrad Taheri, Ling Lin, Emmanuel Mignot
Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, United States of America
Diane Austin, Terry Young
Department of Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mignot@stanford.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

ST, TY, and EM designed the study. ST, DA, TY, and EM analyzed the data. ST, LL, and EM performed the experiments. TY enrolled patients. ST, LL, DA, TY, and EM contributed to writing the paper.