Prevention of Childhood Obesity through Sleeping Education-Interaction in Children and Family: A Systematic Review
Ferentinou Eftychia, Pappa Despoina, Dafogianni Chrysoula

Introduction: Childhood obesity is an international health problem with a gradually increasing prevalence. The association between short sleep duration and obesity during childhood has been referred to numerous epidemiological studies over the last decade; however, sleep–obesity associations at other points in development are less well studied. Aim: The aim of this systematic review is to sum up current evidence of sleeping intervention programs for childhood obesity with the education, worldwide. Methods: The systematic review was performed in two database using specific key words, and 102 records selected for screening. After full text screening, ten records that published the last five years met the eligibility criteria. Results: The majority of articles demonstrated that the group of sample under intervention improved the lifestyle habits that are associated with obesity. The educational programs carried out for the prevention of childhood obesity include the promotion of healthy eating habits, lifestyle improvement and screen time reduction. Conclusion: Sleep promotion is an important issue for childhood obesity interventions and the researchers should be more explicit about their approach to sleep promotion because it is an underestimated part of childhood obesity intervention.

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