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Weekend catch-up sleep won’t fix the effects of sleep deprivation on your waistline

By: Katherine Dudley, MD, MPH, Contributor Sleeping in late on a Saturday sounds delicious, right? However, as with many delicious things, there may be a cost to your health and waistline. Catching up on sleep on the weekend can almost feel like the norm these days. With increasingly full schedules and competing demands, sleep is often sacrificed during the busy workweek. As the week comes to an end, many people look to the less structured…

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