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A Sleepy Child Is More Likely to Pile on Pounds

Poor sleep may make your children more than just grumpy, a new study suggests.

Kids who don't get enough sleep are more likely to be obese later on, researchers report. And that might even boost their odds for cancerdecades later.

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