Thursday, October 19, 2006

Lack of sleep 'may help make youngsters obese'

Dr Sharad Taheri, of the Henry Wellcome Institute, University of Bristol, says children are staying up to watch television, talk to friends on their mobiles and use their computers. "Sleep is probably not the only answer to the obesity pandemic but its effect should be taken seriously, as even small changes in energy balance are beneficial," he says in the Archives of Disease in Childhood.
Did someone actually pay for this study, or did this guy think it up all on his own?
He also suggests exercise, at least two hours before bedtime, and not eating meals near bedtime.
What a rocket scientist.
Lack of sleep can also lead to tiredness during the day, making it difficult to take exercise.
Ya think? I could have told them this for half the price!