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Sleep and Eating Patterns in Adiposity Gain among Preschool
Lifestyle & Wellness

Sleep and Eating Patterns in Adiposity Gain among Preschool

Short sleep duration is related to risk for obesity in preschool children. However, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. The relationship between sleep characteristics with body composition and eating behavior in preschool-aged children were evaluated in a cross-sectional and longitudinal study of one hundred eighteen children aged three to five years.[1] Simply put, shorter sleep duration and later meal timing were found to associate with adiposity gain in preschoolers.[1] Parents of young children may consider moving the dinner time earlier and putting the children to bed earlier. 

 

 

 

[1] Goetz, Amy R, Jindal, Ishita, Moreno, Jennette P, Puyau, Maurice R, Adolph, Anne L, Musaad, Salma, Butte, Nancy F & Bacha, Fida. 2022. The Role of Sleep and Eating Patterns in Adiposity Gain among Preschool-Aged Children. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 

 

 

Posted by Dr. Loke Wai Mun