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Why Children Who Sleep Less Weigh More

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Why Children Who Sleep Less Weigh More

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Why Children Who Sleep Less Weigh More

Why Children Who Sleep Less Weigh More

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Children who sleep less tend to weigh more, according to a new study. Dr. Sydney Spiesel, Day to Day's resident medical expert and columnist for the online magazine Slate.com explores the various theories on why this is true.