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Fixin' Healthcare

Monday, July 17, 2006

The Lifestyle Chronicles - Sleep, My Children And Sweet Dreams

Research from the University of Warwick has found that sleep deprivation is associated with an almost two-fold increased risk of being obese for both children and adults. The data was obtained from 28,000 children and 15,000 adults. Those who sleep less have a greater increase in body mass index and waist circumference over time and a greater chance of becoming obese over time.

There is no doubt that adequate sleep is part of a healthy lifestyle. Fatigue from lack of sleep can contribute to increased stress and often is associated with increased appetite.

Maybe that is why they call it beauty rest.

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