Poor sleep habits have been blamed as a primary reason behind overweight and obesity among children and adolescents.

Essay Question:

Poor sleep habits have been blamed as a primary reason behind overweight and obesity among children and adolescents.

Critically evaluate the empirical evidence relating to this area to determine the extent to which this viewpoint is supported.

Starter References

Chaput, J.P., Lambert, M., Gray-Donald, K., McGrath, J.J., Tremblay, M.S., O’Loughlin, J., & Tremblay, A. (2011). Short sleep duration is independently associated with overweight and obesity in Quebec children. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 102, 369-74.

Kong, A.P., Wing, Y.K., Choi, K.C., Li, A.M., Ko, G.T., Ma, R.C., Tong, P.C., Ho, C.S., Chan, M.H., Ng, M.H., Lau, J., & Chan, J.C. (2011). Associations of sleep duration with obesity and serum lipid profile in children and adolescents. Sleep Medicine, 12, 659-65.

Lytle, L.A., Pasch, K.E., & Farbakhsh, K. (2011). The relationship between sleep and weight in a sample of adolescents. Obesity, 19, 324-331.

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