30 May 2017

Sleep, guts and bugs

From Nine To Noon, 9:38 am on 30 May 2017

Researchers in Sweden have discovered sleeplessness affects the your microbiome - changing populations of gut bacteria in people with average weight so they resemble populations seen in obese people. The scientists aren't sure exactly what part gut bacteria play in the link between sleep and obesity but say it warrants further investigation. Kathryn Ryan speaks to one of the researchers, Dr Jonathan Cedernaes from Uppsala University.