Dec 262011

Carter et al followed 244 children in New Zealand from birth to age 3-7. Between ages 3-5, each additional hour of sleep was associated with a 0.48 reduction in BMI, and a 61% reduction in the risk of being obese or overweight by age 7, after controlling for multiple covariates. BMJ 2011;342:d2712. FREE FULL TEXT

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