Scientists from University College London found that lack of sleep among children leads to obesity in the future. We are talking about early childhood, when the child is sleeping less than 10 hours per day. Such children are more obese. Data scientists have confirmed in the survey, which covered 2.5 thousand children under the age of 16 months. It turned out that a lack of sleep is often associated with increased food intake (on average these children consumed 105 calories more than others), reports The Telegraph.
Excess food is the main cause of obesity in childhood. Scientists have tracked the sleep of children and saturation of their diet. It turned out that the group of children who slept less than 10 hours per day, time to consume per day to 105 calories more (1087 instead 982 calories). It would seem that such minimal differences in childhood can result in a whole condition. Nutritionists and pediatricians pay so much attention to the process of feeding a child in the first years of life.
Interestingly, obese children are often capricious. Parents trying to improve their mood through food, which ultimately leads to a vicious circle. Previously, scientists have proven that lack of sleep even in adults inevitably leads to obesity. That is why the process of relaxation is so important for a person.