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Teens are getting less sleep, which raises heart disease risk

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing Teens are getting less sleep these days and it could make them more likely to have heart disease as adults. Over the past 20 years, the amount of sleep that teens get has dropped significantly. Only about half of them regularly get more than seven hours of sleep, with older teens sleeping less than younger ones which, given that the recommended amount is…

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