Obesity and Sleep

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Sleep Health and Psychopathology Mediate Executive Deficits in Paediatric Obesity

A new study from Childhood Obesity has found that paediatric obesity is associated with impairment of some components of reward-related decision-making and executive functioning, as well as poorer sleep health and greater risk of internalising psychopathology....
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Routine and regular bedtimes may help stave off obesity

A study from the Ohio State University has concluded that regular bedtimes, mealtimes, and limited screen time is related to emotional health and obesity in preschool children. The study has been published in the International Journal of Obesity, and...
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Narcolepsy drugs could help food addicts

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that causes people to fall asleep at inappropriate times, and now a recent study has found that a drug that is used in the condition may help food addicts lose weight. Recent evidence has shown that obesity is not just caused...
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Not eating breakfast or getting enough sleep can make children overweight

Mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast, and children not getting enough sleep, all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight or obese. Researchers from UCL have published a paper in Pediatrics...
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Sleep deprivation increases weight in children

Sleep deprived pre-schoolers consume about 20% more calories than when they follow their regular sleep patterns. This is the conclusion from a study carried out at the University of Colorado and published in the Journal of Sleep Research. The children...
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Healthy infant sleep habits help prevent obesity

Parents should be taught bedtime techniques that encourage healthy sleep habits to help prevent obesity in their children. This is the conclusion of a study coming from Penn State College of Medicine. The researchers are investigating the use of a new...
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Weight loss and protein diet improves sleep quality

Overweight and obese individuals who are losing weight whilst adhering to a high protein diet will benefit from high quality sleep. This is the finding from a recent study conducted at Purdue University in Indiana, USA. Whilst many studies have looked...
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