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Too little sleep tied to weight gain in kids

COPENHAGEN: Children who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to become overweight or obese than kids who typically get enough rest, a Danish study suggests. The researchers focused on 368 normal weight children between 2 and 6 years old who were at risk for becoming overweight because they were born at a high birth weight, had heavy parents or came from a low-income family. At the start of the study, parents recorded sleep diaries for their children over 7 days, noting how much total rest kids got and whether the…