Put Down the Con­troller

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A new study showed that lack of sleep in teens is as­so­ci­ated with weight gain over the long term. More than 3,300 par­tic­i­pants showed an in­crease of about 2 points on the BMI scale per ex­tra hour they stayed awake, over a pe­riod of 6 years. How­ever, the study did not show a cause and ef­fect re­la­tion­ship—only an as­so­ci­a­tion—be­tween BMI and amount of sleep, so teens out to cram as many hours of videogames per day as pos­si­ble may still have hope. Still, it’s best to play it safe and get more than 9 hours of sleep per day. Source: Sleep

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