Sleep Keeps Kids Slim

Now, I transform into a monolithic dinosaur if I don’t get enough sleep. And you don’t have to be a health expert to know, sleep is important. How important? Well new research has determined that children who get more sleep are less prone to weight problems. Juhie Bhatia of HealthDay News has more:
Researchers at Northwestern University found that children who get more sleep tend to have a lower body mass index (BMI, a ratio of weight to height) and are less likely to be overweight five years later, than kids who get less sleep.


Sleeping an extra hour a night reduced the chance of being overweight from 36 percent to 30 percent in young children, and from 34 percent to 30 percent in older children.
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OMM - February 8, 2007 8:58 PM

Whew! I knew I wasn't do anything wrong by letting my daughter keep her afternoon naps. Thanks again!

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