You may think the obesity epidemic is due to overeating but it may also relate to lack of sleep. If you are sleep-deprived, your metabolism will not function properly, you may become less active and eat more sugary filled foods to stay awake. A study found that children who sleet less have a higher risk of being overweight. For more information and sleep recommendations check out https://www.bcm.edu/research/centers/childrens-nutrition-research-center/index.cfm?pmid=25862
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