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Does Snoring Leave Tots More Vulnerable To Childhood Obesity?

A solid night's sleep does more than recharge a growing brain - it may also help keep a growing body lean. Breathing problems or a chronic lack of sleep early in life may double the risk that a child will be obese by age 15, according to research published Thursday in The Journal of Pediatrics.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Any form of sleep disruption (at any age) will increase the likelihood of obesity because of its effects on increased cortisol and insulin levels.

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