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Association of maternal short sleep duration with adiposity and cardiometabolic status at 3 years postpartum

The purpose of this study was to examine the association of short sleep duration among women in the first year postpartum with adiposity and cardiometabolic status at 3 years postpartum. We studied 586 women in Project Viva, a prospective cohort. At 6 months and 1 year postpartum, women reported the number of hours they slept in a 24-h period, from which we calculated a weighted average of daily sleep. We used multivariable regression analyses to predict the independent effects of short sleep duration (5 h/day) on adiposity, glucose metabolism, lipid metabolism, and adipokines at 3 years postpartum. Women’s mean (s.d.) hours of daily sleep in the first year postpartum was 6.7 (0.97) h. After adjusting for age, race/ethnicity, education, parity, prepregnancy BMI, and excessive gestational weight gain, we found that postpartum sleep

Authors: Taveras EM; Rifas-Shiman SL; Rich-Edwards JW; Gunderson EP; Stuebe AM; Mantzoros CS

Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Jan;19(1):171-8. Epub 2010 May 20.

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