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Less sleep = heavier teens.

Dr Leslie Lytle. After controlling for calorie intake, activity level and depressive symptoms, shorter sleep duration was related to higher body mass index, in 720 youths of average age 15.

The relationship was especially strong for boys and for middle school students compared to those in high school. In girls, only less sleep on weekends was related to higher BMI.

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May 4, 2010 - Posted by | BMI - body mass index, Child Health, Gender, Health, Leslie A Lyttle, Sleep, Success, Weight management

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