All articles: Childhood

Sleep duration and childhood obesity. An association with lifestyle habits

Over the last decades, childhood obesity has been a crucial public health threat worldwide. In the meantime, insufficient sleep has become commonplace among children. A large body of research indicates that sleep duration is linked to children’s weight status. Thus, the aim of the present work was to review the current evidence regarding the potential underlying mechanisms (i.e. biological and behavioural) involved in the association between sleep duration and childhood obesity.

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Nutrition knowledge among preadolescents in association with their dietary habits: A school-based survey

To examine the association of nutrition knowledge and dietary behavior among preadolescents in the greater urban area of Athens.

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