Lack of Sleep Making Our Children Obese

Diabetic sites in the past year have been about one article after another on how the lack of sleep contributes to obesity, but scientists are proving out that lack of sleep as a child, sets the stage long before we reached adulthood.

Two words that keep jumping out of studies like this, are “leptin” and “ghrelin”. Over the next few days I plan to study the effects of both leptin and ghrelin and how they important to our health as diabetics.

In a recent article by Nigel Hawkes, Health Editor of Times Online (UK) covered this subject quite well. “Obesity linked to lack of childhood sleep” (Click here to read)

It does bring back the old saying, “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy and wise”

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