Us people with a little extra weight can now blame it on a new culprit-we're sleep deprived. This is according to Columbia University. Read more after the jump.

Check out the results of their test:

•Participants consumed an average of 296 calories more when they were sleep-deprived compared with when they were well-rested.

via Sleep-deprived people eat 300 more calories a day - USATODAY.com.

Great news huh! At this point we can now explain away our bellies and/or get a little extra sleep. I'm totally down with all of this. Now I'm going to go have a Little Debbie Oatmeal Cream Pie!

YEAHBOY!

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