Poor Sleep in Adolescents Leads to Premature Disease

submitted by: admin on 03/20/2014

A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics in March of 2014 on obese adolescents showed that inadequate sleep led to the premature development of a number of chronic diseases that includes type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The University of Michigan and Baylor Universities teamed up to study 37 obese kids between the ages of 11-17 and monitored their sleep and exercise patterns using a physical activity monitor for 7 days. 

They determined that most kids slept on 7 hours a night, when they really needed 8.5. This low level of sleep was found to be an independent risk factor for the development of the abovementioned chronic diseases. 

 

 

 

Poor Sleep in Adolescents Leads to Premature Disease

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