Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found that Chinese children who go to bed later and sleep less are more likely to be more overweight.
The study also indicates that later bedtimes may place children at increased risk of obesity -- even if they are getting 'enough' sleep over the course of the night. Birmingham's research into the sleeping habits of 2,795 youngsters, aged 9 to 12, from the city of Guangzhou, in southern China, showed a link between sleep duration and the amount of body fat. CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE!
U of Birmingham study: late bedtime and lack of sleep lead to overweight children.
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