Kids' obesity risk increased by short sleep and breathing problems

December 11, 2014 8:00 AM

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Kids' obesity risk increased by short sleep and breathing problems

Prof. Karen Bonuck - lead researcher from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in New York, NY - says lack of sleep "has become a well-recognized risk for childhood obesity."

She adds that sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is also a risk factor for obesity and includes snoring and sleep apnea.

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