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  • Long work hours for moms mean less sleep, higher BMI's for preschoolers

    Preschoolers of working moms get less sleep, which may explain why these children are at greater risk of becoming overweight, according to a new study by (from left) Janet M. Liechty, professor of medicine and social work; Katherine E. Speirs, postdoctoral research associate in human and community development; and Chi-Fang Wu, professor of social work.

    Preschoolers of working moms get less sleep, which may explain why these children are at greater risk of becoming overweight, according to a new study by (from left) Janet M. Liechty, professor of medicine and social work; Katherine E. Speirs, postdoctoral research associate in human and community development; and Chi-Fang Wu, professor of social work.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Katherine E. Speirs, call 217-300-4487; email kspeirs@illinois.edu.
    Janet M. Liechty, call 217-265-0577; email jliechty@illinois.edu.
    Chi-Fang Wu, call 217-244-5222; email cfangwu@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Sleep, but not other daily routines, mediates the association between maternal employment and BMI for preschool children,” is available online from ScienceDirect