Epidemiological and ecological data suggest that sleep duration and circadian rhythms are closely related to metabolism and energy balance. This symposium will address the importance of sleep in regulating how much we eat, how much fat we store, and our susceptibility to adiposity-related comorbidities. We’ll cover topics from basic science to therapeutic implications.


1:30pm The Effects of Sleep and Media Use Intervention on Adolescents' Metabolism and Body Composition
Aaron Fobian, PhD
2:00pm The Effects of Enhancing Sleep on School-age Children’s Eating, Activity and Weight
Chantelle N Hart, PhD
2:30pm Animal Models to Understand the Relationship Between Sleep and Obesity
Jennifer A Teske, PhD