Learn how the children who don't get enough sleep are prone to become overweight in this medical report.
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This is insidermedicine in 60 From Michigan - Children who don't get enough sleep are prone to become overweight. A study of nearly 800 subjects showed that children who slept less than 9 hours per night were more likely to become overweight within 3 years. It is recommended that preschoolers get 11 to 13 hours of sleep each night, elementary school kids between 10 and 12 hours, and pre-teens 9 to 11 hours. From Baltimore - A non-invasive CT scan may offer an alternative to angiography for patients with coronary artery disease. A research study of nearly 300 patients comparing the results of 64-slice CT coronary angiography to traditional angiography demonstrated a 91% sensitivity and a low false positive rate. From Washington - Blood pressure may vary from season to season. A study evaluating patients from 15 Department of Veterans' Affairs hospitals in the US showed that blood pressure was higher in the winter. This may be related to the ingestion of saltier foods or decreased exercise during this time. And finally from Orlando - Medicines that boost HDL the good cholesterol may one day make it to the market. While preliminary results showed a 25% higher rate of cardiac events in those who took an HDL boosting medicine, researchers have been unable to explain the cause. Some are recommending further research on this class of drugs. For Insidermedicine in 60 I'm Dr. Susan Sharma.