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NZ: Children’s lack of sleep may lead to adult obesity

Lack of sleep during childhood may be contributing to the increasing rates of adult obesity, according to University of Otago researchers. Their new study shows that children who spent less time in bed between ages 5 and 11 years had higher BMIs as adults and were significantly more likely to be obese.

Read the research abstract: Pediatrics, Nov 2008

Read more: Press release, Otago University, 3 Nov 2008

Read more: NZ Herald, 4 Nov 2008

Published on November 4, 2008 in New Zealand news