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Study: Teens Who Average Six Hours of Sleep a Night More Likely to Be Obese

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NY1 VIDEO: Teenagers who get an average of six hours of sleep a night are 20 percent more likely to be obese by the age of 21, compared to their peers who get eight or more hours of sleep, according to a study that recently appeared in the Journal of Pediatrics. The lead author of the study, Shakira Suglia, assistant professor of epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, joined NY1 health reporter Erin Billups to talk more about the study.

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