Study: late night bed times can lead to weight gain for teens

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Getting to sleep at night can be hard, especially for teenagers.

While we have always known how important it is to get the proper amount of sleep, it hasn’t been well known that when you get to sleep is equally as important.

According to a new study by UC Berkeley, teenagers that go to bed later, are at a greater risk of gaining weight. That weight gain will happen, regardless if you get the recommended amount of sleep.

The study followed more than 3,000 young adults, and found a late bedtime was associated with an increase in body mass.

For example, a girl that weighs 132 pounds, and is about 5’5, will gain about 12 pounds when she reaches adulthood.

It should be noted that fast food was a factor in this study.

On ABC9 News This Morning, Jessica Rae and Scott Larson discussed this new sleep study.

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