Quality of sleep may be linked with childhood obesity

A study in the United States has found that poorer sleep quality was associated with higher body mass index (BMI) in children.

09/02/2018   by Anne Parle  


BMI, Sleep, Weight

Sleep and obesity

Sleeping for longer each night could lead to a healthier diet according to research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

18/01/2018   by Anne Parle  

START campaign

safefood in partnership with the Department of Health and Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland; and Healthy Ireland, Health Service Executive and Department of Health in the Republic of Ireland launched a new 5-year public awareness campaign aimed at maintaining a healthy weight in children.

01/11/2017   by Anne Parle  

Shorter sleep associated with sugary drinks consumption

Researchers from the United States have found a link between shorter sleep duration and consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSB).

16/11/2016   by Anne Parle  

A lack of sleep can cause weight gain

Missing out on sleep can increase calorie intake according to researchers in the United Kingdom. People who were deprived of sleep consumed extra calories on the days they did not have enough sleep.

03/11/2016   by Anne Parle  


Sleep, Weight
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