A Journal of Pediatrics study reveals that lack of sleep is a contributing factor to obesity in children, as reported by KXLY.com

 Doctors say not getting enough sleep may mean suppressing your appetite and make you want to eat more. That can lead to problems like heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

And doctors say sleep is an important part of a balanced healthy lifestyle, including at least one hour of exercise each day and a healthy diet.

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