Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Short Nighttime Sleep Duration Among Infants, Young Children Associated With Obesity in Later Life

ScienceDaily (Sep. 6, 2010) — Insufficient amounts of nighttime sleep among infants and preschool-aged children may be a significant risk factor for developing childhood obesity, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Additionally, napping does not appear to be an adequate substitute for nighttime sleep in terms of preventing obesity.

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