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Could lack of sleep trigger a food addiction?

By: Stuart F. Quan, M.D., Contributing Editor, Harvard Health Publications We have all heard it. Perhaps some of us have even said it. Phrases like “No willpower” and “Can’t push away from the table” are frequently used to disparage an overweight or obese person's perceived lack of "motivation" to control his or her eating habits. But, is this really the primary reason why weight gain occurs? …

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