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Early childhood sleep duration associated with HDL cholesterol in later childhood

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May 18, 2017

AUTHORS:

Plumptre L, Anderson LN, Chen Y, Carsley S, Narang I, Hamilton J, McCrindle B, Parkin PC, Maguire JL, Birken CS on behalf of the TARGet Kids! Collaboration.

BACKGROUND:

The aim of this study is to determine if sleep duration in early childhood is associated with cardiometabolic risk (CMR) in later childhood as assessed by a CMR cluster score [sum of age- and sex-standardized z-scores of waist circumference (WC), systolic blood pressure, triglycerides, glucose, and (inverse) high-density lipoprotein (HDL)]. Secondary objectives included examining sleep duration and the individual CMR factors and BMI z-score. ...

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