Short sleep duration is independently associated with overweight and obesity in Quebec children.

@article{Chaput2011ShortSD,
  title={Short sleep duration is independently associated with overweight and obesity in Quebec children.},
  author={Jean-Philippe Chaput and Marie Lambert and Katherine Gray-Donald and Jennifer J. McGrath and Mark Stephen Tremblay and Jennifer O'loughlin and Angelo Tremblay},
  journal={Canadian journal of public health = Revue canadienne de sante publique},
  year={2011},
  volume={102 5},
  pages={
          369-74
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association of sleep duration with adiposity and to determine if caloric intake and physical activity mediate this relationship. METHODS The Quebec Adiposity and Lifestyle Investigation in Youth (QUALITY) study is an ongoing longitudinal investigation of Caucasian children with at least one obese biological parent. Children (n = 550) with an average age of 9.6 years (SD = 0.9) who provided complete data at baseline were included in the cross-sectional analyses… CONTINUE READING
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