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    A Good Night’s Rest Could Aid Weight Loss

    Sleep it off! That may be the magic bullet for battling obesity. While the link between inadequate rest and weight gain isn’t new, research increasingly hints at help beyond just saying “get more sleep.” Clinical trials for sleep education and behavioral therapy have been promising, even demonstrating that participants were more willing to work out and less prone to nighttime munchies. Scientists are also working on untangling the molecular pathways influencing sleep and appetite, which could lead to medicine that would help us trim the fat while getting more rest.

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