Does short sleep duration favor abdominal adiposity in children?

  title={Does short sleep duration favor abdominal adiposity in children?},
  author={J. Scott Chaput and Angelo Tremblay},
  journal={International journal of pediatric obesity : IJPO : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={2 3},
The main aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine whether the increased body mass index (BMI) characterizing short-duration sleeping children is related to an increased predisposition to abdominal adiposity. A total of 422 children (211 boys and 211 girls) involved in the "Québec en Forme" Project were tested for body weight, height, waist circumference, and sleep duration. As there was no gender interaction with the other factors, a partial regression of waist circumference on hours… CONTINUE READING


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