Monday, May 30, 2011

More Sleep May Cut Kids' Risk of Obesity

According to a recent Health Day article, a New Zealand study that followed 244 children as they grew from 3 -7 years old found that when children slept more, there BMI's were reduced and there was a significant drop of their risk of being overweight. The study revealed that children got an average of 11 hours worth of sleep per day. Those who consistently slept less had a higher BMI by the time they turned 7 years old.

The study was published in the online version of BMJ on May 26th.

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