The link between sleeping in and staying slim -

The link between sleeping in and staying slim

Kids who laze away weekend mornings less likely to be obese: study


Yet another reason to let your teenager sleep in on weekends: it may help them stay slim. New research suggests that allowing kids to laze away the morning enables them to catch up on sleep they missed during the week, and in doing so, wards off obesity. The study, conducted by scientists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, complements earlier research linking sleep deprivation to obesity in kids. Based on responses from the parents of more than 5,000 schoolchildren regarding diet, lifestyle, weight and sleeping routines, the researchers concluded that those who caught up on missed sleep on the weekends and holidays were slimmer than their most sleep-deprived peers.

London Telegraph

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