Eat, sleep, repeat: how do children’s daily habits help prevent obesity?
Nagging your child to stick to a regular bedtime routine may feel like a thankless task. However, here are some reasons you to let your child live a healthier life: a new study has found that, there is no fixed sleep habits of pre-school children are more likely to be overweight when become curation.
At Ohio state university epidemiologist Sarah Anderson said: “we found that the time is not consistent with the possibility of obesity in children at the age of 11 are almost twice as many children regularly go to bed time.”
The new study, based on findings from a group of British children, found that early family habits could affect weight and adolescence and later obesity risk. It is published in the international journal of obesity.
When the child was three years old, parents accepted a series of habits, including sleep and mealtimes. Researchers continue to focus on children now about 16. The purpose of this study was not to determine the cause-and-effect relationship between sleep habits and weight gain, but these findings were related to two other studies.
Back in 2010, Anderson and her colleague Robert Whitaker published a similar study based on research, including about 8,550 children in the United States. The study, published in pediatrics, found that in addition to regular bedtime, the two habits were also associated with a lower risk of obesity: regular dinners and limited viewing time. The combination of three habits led to a 40 percent drop in obesity rates.
In other studies, the habit of sitting down to dinner as a family was linked to healthy eating habits and emotional benefits.
Researchers are learning more about how diet and sleep time affect our biology. For example, as we report, the researchers found that eating earlier in the day, rather than being late, can help to minimize weight loss. In addition, sleep deprivation has been shown to be a stage for weight gain and metabolic disease.
So what explains the relationship between sleep and weight? Researchers studying circadian rhythms are investigating.
“Regular bedtime,” explains Satchidananda Panda, a professor of regulatory biology at the Salkid institute for biological studies. Continuous exposure to light and darkness to maintain a strong circadian rhythm. If the rhythm is disturbed, the body will be abandoned.
He noted that the study found that shift workers – working during the day and sleeping during the day – were more likely to gain weight.
It seems that we humans are time machines, and regular sleep and diet programs help keep all of our clocks in sync.
“In this new study, the increase in obesity in these children may be due to similar mechanisms that lead to weight gain in workers,” the panda said.
The new study found no link between normal meal times and childhood obesity. “We were surprised,” researcher Sarah Anderson said. Given her previous research, she said she assumed they would find a connection. She says more follow-up is needed.
Panda says the new study adds to scientific literature and finds that daily habits can be a predictor of chronic disease. “The important thing is that this correlation starts from an early age.”