Navigation Links
Penn study finds increased sleep could reduce rate of adolescent obesity
Date:4/8/2013

Philadelphia Increasing the number of hours of sleep adolescents get each night may reduce the prevalence of adolescent obesity, according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Results of the study show that fewer hours of sleep is associated with greater increases in adolescent body mass index (BMI) for participants between 14 and 18-years-old. The findings suggest that increasing sleep duration to 10 hours per day, especially for those in the upper half of the BMI distribution, could help to reduce the prevalence of adolescent obesity. Full results of the study are available online in the latest issue of Pediatrics.

Previous studies have shown that a correlation exists between short sleep and obesity, but until now few have been able to rule out other variables such as time spent watching television and being physically active. The new study observed over 1,000 Philadelphia-area high school students from their freshmen through senior high school years. At six month intervals, study participants were asked to report their sleep patterns. At the same intervals heights and weights were reported and BMIs were calculated. Study authors suggest the results could have far-reaching implications and aid in reducing the high levels of adolescent obesity in the United States.

"The psychosocial and physical consequences of adolescent obesity are well documented, yet the rate has more than tripled over the last four decades," says lead author Jonathan A. Mitchell, PhD, postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Penn Medicine. "What we found in following these adolescents is that each additional hour of sleep was associated with a reduced BMI for all participants, but the reduction was greater for those with higher BMIs. The study is further evidence to support that getting more sleep each night has substantial health benefits during this
'/>"/>

Contact: Katie Delach
katie.delach@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5964
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study Suggests Vaccine May Help Kids With Brain Cancer
2. Study reveals how cancer drug causes diabetic-like state
3. Coffee Drinking in Pregnancy Wont Lead to Sleepless Baby: Study
4. Lower GI problems plague many with rheumatoid arthritis, Mayo Clinic study finds
5. Veggies Like Broccoli, Cabbage May Help Fight Breast Cancer: Study
6. No Added Cancer Risk From Hip Replacement Materials: Study
7. Reported Decline in U.S. Pneumonia Deaths May Be False: Study
8. Early Study Finds Some Promise for Lung Cancer Vaccine
9. Narcissists Often Ace Job Interviews, Study Finds
10. Sexual objectification of female artists in music videos exists regardless of race, MU study finds
11. Soy may alleviate hot flashes in menopause, large-scale study finds
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a ... Seidman Cancer Center totaling $4.7 million to support a ... with complex cancer. , Titled "Evidence-Conformant Oncology Care," ... UH to enhance care for adult cancer patients with ... health care utilization. , "We believe that ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... The benefits of medical imaging far outweigh the ... Right Way, with The Right Radiation Dose. However, overuse ... Mayo Clinic is leading a collaborative effort to ensure ... published online in the Journal of Patient Safety ... Joint Commission, the Intersociety Accreditation Commission, and the Centers ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... (July 10, 2014) A research review identifying the ... important first step in the process of developing evidence-based ... a new report published by Neurosurgery ... Neurological Surgeons . The journal is published by ... Wolters Kluwer Health . , Based on ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Depressed men with localized prostate cancer were more ... cancer, received less effective treatments and survived for ... not depressed, a UCLA study has found. , ... several factors such as bias against the mentally ... depressed man,s lack of investment in his general ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... prove useful in treating small cell lung cancer - the ... Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, based at The University of ... up with experts at AstraZeneca, as part of a collaboration ... AZD3965 - on small cell lung cancer cells. , The ... also helps identify which patients are most likely to respond ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:UH Case Medical Center awarded $4.7 million grant from HHS 2Health News:UH Case Medical Center awarded $4.7 million grant from HHS 3Health News:Mayo Clinic calls for standardization of safe imaging protocols for children 2Health News:What's a concussion? Review identifies four evidence-based indicators 2Health News:What's a concussion? Review identifies four evidence-based indicators 3Health News:Depressed men with prostate cancer are diagnosed later stage, get less effective therapies 2Health News:New drug active against most aggressive type of lung cancer cells 2
... privacy in the healthcare sector is an issue of ... address the various issues raised by healthcare consumers regarding ... compliance. Writing in the International Journal of ... Johnson of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA, explain ...
... of Southern California (USC) has announced a $24 million charitable ... multi-million dollar gift will support cancer research directed by renowned ... School of Medicine of USC and director of the USC ... Cancer Center. The donation to the Keck ...
... HealthDay Reporter , THURSDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- ... percent watch more than the recommended two hours of television ... rest of the country," said study co-author Dr. John Oh, ... Disease Control and Prevention, working with Oregon Public Health. ...
... Cancer Research Institute (CRI) is conducting a clinical trial that ... Lymphoma, which affects the white blood cells ... or T-cell. About 85% of lymphomas are of B-cell origin, ... chronic, but they do not respond well to chemotherapy. ...
... used to treat cancer may someday help clean up environmental ... powder hidden underneath clothing. The novel radiation mechanism developed ... team of scientists in Japan also could help doctors more ... of treatments on healthy parts of the body. The ...
... DURHAM, N.C. -- A team of Duke University researchers ... the spread of malaria while protecting human and environmental ... mosquito-borne disease occurs will be supported by a $2.2 ... Health. "We,ll be performing experiments in 24 villages ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Insecurities plague electronic health care 2Health News:Keck School of Medicine of USC receives $24 million gift from Sumner M. Redstone 2Health News:Keck School of Medicine of USC receives $24 million gift from Sumner M. Redstone 3Health News:Too Many Tots Watching Too Much TV: Study 2Health News:Too Many Tots Watching Too Much TV: Study 3Health News:Duke and African partners to study sustainable malaria control 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... Texas , Jan. 15, 2014  Humberto C. Antunes,  ... Achievement Award" from the Journal of Drugs in ... & Clinical Conference (ODAC). The event is January 17-20, 2014, at ... Florida . The ODAC is ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... R.I. , Jan. 15, 2014 MultiCell Technologies, ... filed a U.S. provisional patent application concerning composition of ... to achieve targeted tumor cell death.  ... small noncoding double stranded RNA molecules (VSRNAs) which interfere ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Reportlinker.com announces that a new ... catalogue: PharmaPoint: Atopic ... Analysis to 2022 http://www.reportlinker.com/p01957657/PharmaPoint-Atopic-Dermatitis---India-Drug-Forecast-and-Market-Analysis-to-2022.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Pathology ... India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 2Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 3Galderma's global leader honored with a "Lifetime in Dermatology Achievement Award" by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology 4MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 2MultiCell Technologies Files Patent Application Covering New Class of RNA Therapeutics 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 2PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 4PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 5
... Based On Naturally Resected tRNA Synthetases , ... subsidiary of aTyr Pharma in Hong Kong, today announced ... naturally occurring, resected human tRNA synthetases. Although tRNA ... machinery found in all organisms, human synthetases have naturally ...
... RICHMOND, Calif., June 29 Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... research milestone has been achieved in its Research and ... the Roche Group, for the generation of cell lines ... Sangamo,s proprietary zinc finger DNA-binding protein nuclease (ZFN) technology. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Pangu BioPharma, aTyr Pharma's Subsidiary in Hong Kong, Files Three Patent Applications 2Pangu BioPharma, aTyr Pharma's Subsidiary in Hong Kong, Files Three Patent Applications 3Sangamo BioSciences Announces Achievement of Key Milestone in Cell Engineering Agreement With Genentech 2Sangamo BioSciences Announces Achievement of Key Milestone in Cell Engineering Agreement With Genentech 3
Instrument Cover for Vibratome....
These specialty razor blades are feather thin and very sharp. Most users have found an increased quality level in Vibratome sections with these blades....
This is a perfect tool for retrieving free floating sections from the Vibratome bath....
The care package includes a spare motor, fuse, Spare Fluorescent Bulb, additional Vibratome Feather Blades, Specimen Adhesive, Specimen Mounting Blocks, and a Specimen Tray....
Medicine Products: