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How can lack of sleep affect my child's weight?

Researchers in New Zealand working with children ages 3 to 7 found that additional sleep reduced the children’s risk of becoming overweight and led to lower body mass index (BMI). Helping kids to develop strong sleeping habits from a young age is a long-term investment in their health and can help protect them from a host of health risks associated with obesity.

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