Content tagged "Obesity"

Your teenager big on sugar? Maybe they aren’t getting enough sleep.

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jun 11, 02:01 AM in and . Comments [1].

Teenagers sleep a lot, right? Well maybe this isn’t such a bad thing, according to a small study on sleep restriction and dietary intake, published this month. In this experiment, forty one teenagers (between 14 and 16) were placed on a three week sleep programme and their diets were monitored. The first week included normal sleep, to stabilize sleeping patterns and the following weeks included restrictions, (6.5 hours vs 10 hrs).
What they found was…..

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Northwest Nutrition in the Media 3: BBC Radio Merseyside: Are fat kids the poor kids? Obesity and low income families.

by Anne Myers-Wright RD/APD

Posted on Jan 24, 07:06 AM in and . No comments.

Yesterday, I was asked to make a comment on live radio for BBC Merseyside in response to news reports that the public health minister had announced that it is “easy to identify the poorest people in society because many of them are overweight or obese”. You can here me from 56:30 here for a limited time.

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