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DIET-KIDS' SLEEP
(2007-11-05)
(wgvu) - A UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN RESEARCHER SAYS
THERE'S ANOTHER REASON TO GET THE KIDS TO BED EARLY -- MORE SLEEP
MAY LOWER THEIR RISK OF BECOMING OBESE.
HER STUDY FOUND THAT EVERY EXTRA HOUR PER NIGHT A THIRD-GRADER
SPENDS SLEEPING REDUCES THE CHILD'S CHANCES OF BEING OBESE IN SIXTH
GRADE BY 40 PERCENT.
DOCTOR LUMENG SAYS THAT THE LESS SLEEP CHILDREN GOT, THE MORE
LIKELY THEY WERE TO BE OBESE IN SIXTH GRADE, NO MATTER WHAT THEY
WEIGHED IN THIRD GRADE.
RESEARCHERS USED DATA FROM AN EXISTING FEDERAL STUDY AND FOCUSED
ON 785 CHILDREN IN 10 CITIES.
THE STUDY APPEARS IN THE NOVEMBER ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL
PEDIATRICS.
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