For toddlers, sleeping less may mean eating more

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For toddlers, sleeping less may mean eating more

For toddlers, sleeping less may mean eating moreA new study by University College London (UCL) found toddlers who sleep 10 hours a day or less eat more food than those who get at least 13 hours of sleep. The toddlers who get less sleep are therefore more likely to be overweight. They studied the sleep habits of the families' 16-month-old children, then examined diet when the children were 21 months old. Why increased calorie consumption occurs in children who sleep less is unclear, but researchers suggest it has to do with regulation of appetite hormones, as shorter sleeping patterns can interfere with this process.

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