Lack of Sleep Linked to Childhood Obesity

As if parents need another reason to enforce their little one's bed times: A new study has found a link between lack of sleep and unhealthy bodyweight. The report, published in the latest issue of Pediatrics, said young children who skimp on sleep both during the week and on the weekends have a four-fold risk of obesity compared with their more well-rested peers. Using a special wrist device, University of Chicago investigators tracked the sleep patterns 308 children from Louisville, Ky.,...Full Story
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