Teens Shed Extra Pounds with Extra Sleep
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Insufficient sleep in teens may be linked
to obesity, especially among already overweight teens. I’m Erin White and this is a dailyRx
Minute. While insufficient sleep may be common for
teens, it can lead to weight issues. The less sleep teens got, the more likely
they were to be overweight or obese. If all teens sleeping an average of seven
and a half hours a night at age 18 increased their sleep to 10 hours a night, researchers
predicted that 4 percent fewer teens would have body mass indexes over 25, the
cutoff for being overweight. Ask your doctor about healthy sleeping habits. For dailyRx TV, I’m Erin White.

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