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Girls 6-7-years-old who got less than 8 hours of sleep were 2.9 times more likely to be overweight
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Girls who were 6- to 7-years-old and only got less than 8 hours of sleep were 2.9 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: 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.
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
Department of Welfare Promotion and Epidemiology
Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University
Toyama City, Japan
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