A study done in US has linked child obesity to the weekend sleep. It said that the children who get less than recommended sleep during weekends have more chances of getting fat since they pile up more than needed fat.
The study was led by Dr David Gozal from the Corner Children's Hospital and University of Chicago. In it they studied some 300 kids who were aged between 4-10. Time period was a week and for studying small tracking devices were put on these children.
After the whole thing was over, the team found out that the children who had slept less than six hours were the one who were fatter than their normal counterparts. Dr. David further added that it shows that sleep and fat are directly and inversely linked. Lesser the sleep more the fat and vice versa.
It is important considering the fact that obesity amongst kids is on the rise and on the same time they have been getting less than normal sleep.
He further added that unlike what society considers about sleep, the truth is that it is needed more than we can think.