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Obesity, Poor Diet Associated with Insufficient Sleep in Children

A new study conducted among more than 177,000 students suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle profile among children and adolescents.

Results show that insufficient sleep duration was associated with unhealthy dietary habits such as skipping breakfast (adjusted odds ratio 1.30), fast-food consumption (OR 1.35) and consuming sweets regularly (OR 1.32). Insufficient sleep duration also was associated with increased screen time (OR 1.26) and being overweight/obese (OR 1.21), Medical Xpress reported.

“Approximately 40 percent of schoolchildren in the study slept less than recommended,” said senior author Labros Sidossis, Ph.D., distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. More

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