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  • Boys 6-7-years-old who got 9-10 hours of sleep were 2.3 times more likely to be overweight


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    Boys who were 6- to 7-years-old and only got 9-10 hours of sleep were 2.3 times more likely to be overweight when compared to boys who got 10 hour of sleep or more according to the Toyama Birth Cohort Study from Toyama City, Japan. Conclusion

    Conclusion: There is a strong inverse relationship between reduced sleep and childhood obesity

    “A strong inverse association was observed in the relationship between sleeping hours and childhood obesity,” the authors concluded.

     

    Subjects

    Subjects: 8274 children (4194 males and 4080 females)

    The study involved 8274 children (4194 males and 4080 females) aged 6-7 years living in Toyama, Japan.

    REFERENCE

    Sekine M, Yamagami T, Handa K, Saito T, Nanri S, Kawaminami K, Tokui N, Yoshida K, Kagamimori S. A dose-response relationship between short sleeping hours and childhood obesity: Results of the toyama birth cohort study. Child Care Health Dev. 2002 Mar, 28(2):163-70.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    M. Sekine
    Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology
    Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University
    Toyama City, Japan
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