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Research suggests child obesity can be tackled by simple sleep interventions

Medical X-Press – Staff Writer

“Families who receive brief interventions about how to improve their children’s sleep have infants who are much less likely to be overweight, a University of Otago study has found. The two-year outcomes of the Prevention of Obesity in Infancy (POI) study appear in the prominent international journal Pediatrics. The POI study involved 802 Dunedin families who agreed to participate in a study where they received standard ‘Well Child’ care, with some families also being given extra support around food, activity and breastfeeding (FAB), some being given an innovative sleep programme, and some being given both interventions.”(more)

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