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Can having a good night's sleep actually help with weight loss?

Sleep deprivation can cause an increase in your appetite and fat round your middle. A decrease in insulin (the hormone released when you take sugar) increases your appetite. Research suggests that less than 7 hours quality sleep per night can result in an increase in weight Leptin plays a key role in regulating energy intake and expenditure including appetite and metabolism. Its effect on the hypothalamus in the brain controls the feelings of being full after eating. Research carried out with mice using leptin did produce a dramatic reduction in weight but unfortunately Leptin may cause adverse effects on blood pressure and sodium metabolism. The best way to ensure adequate leptin levels is to have good quality sleep. Low vitamin D levels can also be a factor in increased weight.

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FLU VACCINATION INFORMATION

This year GGHB is running the flu vaccination service.

If you are over 65, then please wait for your letter from the NHS. That will give you the date, time and venue . (Younger patients e.g. 65 year olds are being vaccinatedfirst) It’s also important to point out that the over 65 vaccine is different from the one given to the under 65’s and also different from the one that may be available on a private basis. The under 65’s at risk e.g. asthmatics those with diabetes etc willeither be done at their GP practice or again at a hub.

If you are under 65 and a carer please contact the pharmacy on 0141 633 3868 or admin@newlifepharmacy.co.uk where you can book in for a vaccine. Unfortunately our private service is at capacity just now and we have a waiting list

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