PhD defence - Lars Klingenberg

Lars Klingenberg is defending his PhD thesis

Acute Effects of Insufficient Sleep on Energy Balance

Prevention and Treatment of Obesity – Appetite and Energy Metabolism


12 October 2012 at 14:00


Lecture Hall A1-01.01 (1-01), Bülowsvej 17, Ground Floor, 1870 Frederiksberg C


Professor Lars Ove Dragsted (chair), Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor Margtriet Westerterp-Plantenga, Department of Human Biology, Maastricht University (UM), Maastricht, The Netherlands

Professor Maria Lennernäs, Department of Health & Society, Kristianstad University, Kristianstad, Sweden


Associate professor Anders Sjödin, Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, University of Copenhagen

Assistant professor, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Ottawa, Canada

Ulf Holmbäck, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden

About the thesis

A long with the increased obesity rates, there has been an increase in the proportion of short sleepers among both adults and children, which suggests a potential causal link between short sleep duration and the risk of obesity.

The overall aim of the thesis was to examine the acute effects of sleep restriction on both energy balance and glucose allostasis in healthy teenage boys.

Furthermore, the aim was to investigate the sleep-obesity relation in a population of young children.

2012, 179 pages, ISBN 978 87 7611 532 6