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Poor sleep for obese adolescents

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April 11, 2010
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Wiley - Blackwell
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Obese adolescents go to bed later and sleep less than their lighter contemporaries. Researchers explored the sleep patterns of 9-18 year old Australians on different days of the week. The poor sleep among obese students was particularly evident on Sundays -- the night before school resumed after a weekend off.

Obese adolescents go to bed later and sleep less than their lighter contemporaries. This is the finding of a study published in the April issue of Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.


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  1. Olds et al. Day type and the relationship between weight status and sleep duration in children and adolescents. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 2010; 34 (2): 165 DOI: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00502.x

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