Q&A Teen obesity and sleep apnea can be connected problems, pediatrician says

Sleep disorders in teens difficult to diagnose and often overlooked, Dr. Nicholas Chadi says.

CBC News – November 16, 2016

In the fight against obesity in teens, we’ve considered a number of different strategies — taxing sugary drinks, rewriting food labels and encouraging young people to cut down on screen time.

But one expert says we also need to look at how much sleep teens are getting.

Dr. Nicholas Chadi is a pediatrician and researcher specializing in adolescent medicine in Toronto, and a fellow in global journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs.

As he told CBC Radio, he’s looking at why sleep apnea is a major issue for teens, and how it connects to the obesity problem. Read more

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