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Study: Early risers are slimmer, happier

September 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
People who get up early in the morning are slimmer, happier and healthier than those who sleep in, according to a new study.

Researchers in Britain found that people who stay in bed longer have a higher chance of feeling depressed or stressed and becoming overweight.

One researcher believes early risers, those who were out of bed by 6:58 a.m., probably do better because getting chores out of the way in good time helps people fit in with hectic modern life.

The study was presented at a conference held by the British Psychological Society.

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