Tired Child, Fat Child

No Sleep, Fat Kid

A new Study, showed a corrolation between Sleep and Obesity in Children.  Those kids that slept more, had lower BMI’s.

“Literature suggests that with restricted sleep comes changes in certain hormones that could alter intake of food,” said Dr. Robert Vorona, a sleep specialist and an associate professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Va. “Leptin (which decreases food intake) and ghrelin (which increases food intake) are respectively reduced and increased by lack of sleep.”

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  1. […] Parents are conditioned to think that THEIR kid is never the one with the problem.  But, when it comes to their child’s well being, there is no excuse. There are a plethora of health problems associated with childhood obesity, including Premature Puberty, and excessive tiredness. […]

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