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Your Health: Sleep, children, and weight

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      Here's another reason to make sure children get to bed on time each night.
      Research finds putting children to bed earlier may be a simple way to keep their weight down.
     Scientists made the discovery after adjusting the sleep patterns of 37 children.
     They found when children increase their sleep, they consumed 134 fewer calories.
     Researchers are now working on a follow-up story to see if increased sleep produces changes in eating patterns.
        

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