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March 14, 2014
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HHPR Chair Dr. Paul Gordon Releases Research in The Journal of Pediatrics [3/14/2014]

Gordon-SquareObese adolescents not getting enough sleep? A study in the March 6 issue of The Journal of Pediatrics, shows they could be increasing their risk for developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Baylor professor Dr. Paul Gordon and researchers at the University of Michigan Health System studied 37 obese adolescents, ages 11-17, measuring their risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease to create a continuous cardiometabolic risk score. The adolescents were fitted with a physical activity monitor, worn 24 hours a day for seven days, to measure their patterns of physical activity and sleep. Continue Reading →