Later weekend bedtime linked to weight gain in children

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limiting screen time may encourage children to go to sleep at the same time each night

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Staying up late on weekends may lead to excess weight gain in school-aged children, possibly due to “social jet lag” disrupting their ability to process food efficiently.

previous research suggest that children who get less recommended amount of sleep per night Being overweight is likely, but less is known about the effects of inconsistent sleep.

to find out more, haley wilcannon at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and his colleagues took the bodies…

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