No link between sleep duration, obesity, researchers find

08/1/2011 | Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), The

Australian researchers studied 133 obese U.S. adolescents ages 10 to 16 and found that shorter sleep duration was not associated with severity of being obese. Contradicting previous studies, the findings published in the journal Sleep suggest it is "premature to expect that lengthening sleep will improve BMI (body mass index)" among obese youths, researchers said.

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