Researchers found that newborns whose parents were taught to help them sleep better were less likely to be overweight in childhood, reports The Wall Street Journal.


“It really does look quite promising in this context, and it should be investigated further because it was a very brief intervention and it has these really quite incredible long-term effects,” says Rachael W. Taylor, director of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and first author on the study.