A recent study into the sleeping habits of children aged nine to 12 in Guangzhou, southern China, found that kids who don’t get enough sleep run a higher risk of developing obesity. Photo: Alamy

How Chinese children are at higher risk of obesity from lack of sleep and late bedtimes

Less sleep causes an appetite imbalance, which causes us to overeat. In China, cultural influences including long hours of study, less exercise and later bedtimes, mean that Chinese children are more at risk than Western kids

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A recent study into the sleeping habits of children aged nine to 12 in Guangzhou, southern China, found that kids who don’t get enough sleep run a higher risk of developing obesity. Photo: Alamy
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