Study links how much children sleep with how much they eat

11/4/2013 |

Children consumed about 134 fewer calories per day when they slept 1.5 more hours than usual every night for a week compared with when they got 1.5 fewer hours of sleep, according to a small study in the journal Pediatrics. When children slept for more hours, their levels of leptin, a hormone responsible for signaling that the stomach is full, were lower on an empty stomach than when they got shorter hours of sleep.

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