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OSU Study Links Youngsters' Late Bedtimes To Obesity Later In Life


Preschoolers who are regularly tucked into bed by 8 p.m. are far less likely to become obese teenagers than young children who go to sleep later in the evening. 

That’s the main finding of an Ohio State University study, which says bedtimes after 9 p.m. appeared to double the likelihood of obesity later in life. 

For more on the study appearing in The Journal of Pediatrics, WOSU's Sam Hendren sat down with Sarah Anderson, an associate professor of epidemiology at Ohio State University and the study’s lead author. 

Click the play button below to hear their conversation