26 Jan '11, 3am

More weekend sleep may equal leaner children: NEW YORK - A LACK of shuteye over the weekend could be piling extr...

NEW YORK - A LACK of shuteye over the weekend could be piling extra weight onto US children, a sixth of whom are already obese, a study says. The research, published in Pediatrics, followed the sleeping habits of 300 children between 4 to 10 years of age for a week and found that obese children slept fewer hours, and had more irregular sleep patterns, than their slimmer peers. 'We think the direction of the arrow is you sleep less, you eat more, you exercise less because you're tired, and therefore you gain more weight,' said David Gozal from the Corner Children's Hospital and University of Chicago, who led the study. 'Over the last 50 years we have seen an increase in obesity rates also for children, and in parallel there have been decreases in the amount of sleep that children get.' Mr Gozal and his team did acknowledge their study wasn't designed to prove that less week...

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todayonline.com 01 Feb '11, 6am

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