brain uses cerebral fluid to filter out its waste. The brain only filters out its waste with cerebral fluid at night while a person is asleep. if the body fails to filter out waste a person may get a serious disease or disorder, like Alzheimer’s. This Ted Talk was by a neuroscientist by the name of Jeff Lliff. Dr. Lliff is an assistant professor of Anesthesiology and Per-operative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University, 5
he was also a part of a University of Rochester Medical Center team that discovered a brain cleansing system, making him knowledgeable on the topic. Dr. Lliff also provides a work cited page on the website, further developing his ethos. The Ted Talk was cantered towards college students because he is a professor, but the target audience is also anyone who watches Ted Talks on a regular basis. This a reliable source because the speaker provides evidence for his claims. I would like to use this source in my paper as another reason sleep is so important. The body filters the brain while we sleep, which is why sleep deprivation is very harmful. Oliveira, Edson de, et al. “Serum Amyloid a Production is Triggered by Sleep Deprivation in Mice and Humans: is That the Link between Sleep Loss and Associated Comorbidities?” MDPI , Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute , 21 Mar. 2017, . This journal article is about the link between serum amyloid and sleep deprivation. Serum amyloid is associated with obesity and insulin resistance, which may be the reason that sleep deprivation is known to be a cause for obesity. The study tested both rats and humans with sleep deprivation techniques and both studies yielded similar results. In both studies, sleep deprivation caused an increase in serum amyloid. In the rat’s study, the rats lost weight during the sleep deprivation period then became obese following the restoration period. These results confirm the researcher’s hypothesis and provide an explanation to why sleep deprivation is linked to obesity. The researchers are from universities in Brazil, which may raise questions of credibility but they seem to be legitimate Universities . It does however help to bring in a foreign study to my research because it shows that this is a worldwide studied topic, not just an American study. This research studied both rats and humans which is beneficial because with rats you can go for prolonged times of sleep deprivation and then back up the data with the human study to see 6
correlation. The study was centered toward doctors studying obesity and also neuroscientists, however I could still follow along with the research well. Although I was not part of the target audience of the study, I still understood it and plan to use it in my paper. This will back up the other information I found on sleep and food choices making the argument that sleep deprivation leads to obesity.
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