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Lack of Sleep, a Cause for Child Obesity

Researchers at the Bristol University suggested that cutting sleeping hours is linked to an important problem of the Western world, obesity among children and adolescents. Experts suggested that lack of sleep is to blame for the increasing obesity rate among youngsters. "There is a really clear relationship between short sleep duration and obesity in children," stated Dr Shahrad Taheri, the lead researcher at the Bristol University. Dr Shahrad Taheri and colleagues explained that cutting sleeping hours seriously affects the level of hormones responsible for appetite. Moreover, if you stay awake more, you need to eat larger quantities of food. Experts indicated that computers, television and mobile phones affect the sleep, especially if watching television, playing computer games or talking on the mobile is done before sleeping. It is known that most children do these things mostly before going to bed. "Good sleep could be promoted by removin