Infant Sleep Problems Increase the Odds of Childhood Overweight at Grade 6: Differential Effects of Commonly used Definitions of Sleep Problems
Excerpt: Infant sleep problems increased the odds of childhood overweight (but not obesity) at grade 6. However, the observed associations varied according to the definition of sleep problems used. More research is needed to construct a single definition of infant sleep problems in order to more accurately predict overweight or obesity later in life.
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Alamian, Arsham; Wang, Liang; Pitts, Melanie; Ikekwere, Joseph; and Hall, Amber. 2014. Infant Sleep Problems Increase the Odds of Childhood Overweight at Grade 6: Differential Effects of Commonly used Definitions of Sleep Problems. Poster presentation. American Heart Association Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical activity and Metabolism 2014 Scientific Sessions, San Fransisco, CA. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/129/Suppl_1/AP106