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    Children who get an hour less sleep than the recommended amount are 58% more likely to be overweight


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    Friday, November 19, 2010 3:25 pm Email this article
    Children with shorter sleep duration, which was defined as roughly an hour less than the recommended amount of sleep, were 58% more likely to be overweight or obese than those who got the recommended amount of sleep according to a recent review by researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Recommended Sleep

    Recommended sleep by age

    The recommended amount of sleep according to age is:

     

    Shorter Sleep Defined

    Shorter sleep duration defined by age

    Children with shorter sleep duration was defined as:

    REFERENCE

    Chen X, Beydoun M, Wang Y. Is sleep duration associated with childhood obesity? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Feb, 16(2):265-74.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Youfa Wang
    Department of International Health
    Center for Human Nutrition
    Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
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