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How to curb adolescent obesity: extra sleep

Heavy kids in particular could benefit from more sleep

A new study suggests obesity in adolescents could be lowered if kids simply got more sleep. The study, which was published in Pediatrics and reported on by the New York Times, examined the sleep habits of ninth graders.

Results showed that every extra hour of sleep kids got resulted in a reduced body mass index. Heavier kids in particular benefited the most from additional sleep.

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