Short sleep duration and obesity among children: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies.

@article{Wu2017ShortSD,
  title={Short sleep duration and obesity among children: A systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies.},
  author={Yanhui Wu and Qinghai Gong and Zhuquan Zou and Hui Ying Li and Xiao Zhang},
  journal={Obesity research & clinical practice},
  year={2017},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={
          140-150
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Previous epidemiology studies have demonstrated that short sleep duration may be associated with the development of obesity, although the effects remain controversial. This study aimed to assess epidemiologic evidence systematically on the relation between sleep duration and obesity in children. DESIGN AND METHODS We searched the Medline, Cochrane Library, EMBASE and Science Citation Index databases and reference lists of the included articles. Pooled odds ratio (OR) with 95… CONTINUE READING
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