Relationship between sleep duration and childhood obesity: Systematic review including the potential underlying mechanisms
Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD | 19 Aug 2017
R Felső, S Lohner, K Hollódy, É Erhardt and D Molnár
The prevalence of obesity is continually increasing worldwide. Determining risk factors for obesity may facilitate effective preventive programs. The present review focuses on sleep duration as a potential risk factor for childhood obesity. The aim is to summarize the evidence on the association of sleep duration and obesity and to discuss the underlying potential physiological and/or pathophysiological mechanisms.
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