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US: Weekend sleep may equal leaner children

New research on the sleeping habits of children found that obese children slept fewer hours, and had more irregular sleep patterns, than their slimmer peers. Hormones that regulate appetite may be involved.
Read the abstract: Pediatrics, Online 24 Jan 2011
Read more: Reuters Health/Stuff, 22 Jan 2011

More sleep makes fat boys slim
Otago University human nutrition professor Jim Mann comments on the above story, explaining why sleep deprivation may be a contributing factor to childhood obesity.
Read more: Stuff, 30 Jan 2011

Published on January 23, 2011 in International news