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Sleep-Deprived Teens Face Higher Obesity Risk.

First Posted: Aug 21, 2014 02:29 AM EDT Teenagers receiving less than six hours of sleep at night are at an increased risk of becoming obese by the time they are 21 years old, a new study reveals. Previous research has highlighted the strong association between sleep deprivation and obesity.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Even short periods of sleep deprivation will increase cortisol and insulin resistance. Do it consistently, and you gain weight.

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