Various studies from around the world suggest that short sleep is linked with Obesity in both children and adults. An analysis of data on sleep duration, Body mass Index (BMI) and other factors from several studies were conducted on 604 children and 509 adults from 1997-2007worldwide.The results revealed that 7 of 11 studies of children showed a significant association between short sleep and obesity, while all of the adult studies showed a significant negative association between the hours of sleep and BMI.

SLEEP vol 32 (7) wed July (01)-2009

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