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How an early bedtime can have lasting effects on kids

Making sure your little ones get enough sleep just might be one of the best things you could do for their health, both now and later on, experts say.

Scientists have long known that children who don't get enough sleep may be at an increased risk of obesity, among other health concerns, but a new study suggests that having a late bedtime is linked to a greater obesity risk later in life, too. So, an early bedtime may be better.

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