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Early Bedtime for Preschoolers Could Halve Obesity Risk

Putting your preschoolers in bed by 8:00 p.m. could halve their chances of becoming obese later in life, according to a new study. Writing in The Journal of Pediatrics, researchers from the Ohio State University College of Public Health say bedtimes after 9:00 p.m. appear to double the risk of obesity. “For parents, this reinforces the importance of establishing a bedtime routine,” said Sarah Anderson, lead author and associate professor of epidemiology. “It’s something concrete...

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