Experts at the University of Chicago think that sleep could be a secret weapon for people trying to drop pounds. In one small study, overweight dieters who slept 8-and-a-half hours per night over two weeks lost 56 percent more body fat than those who got only 5-and-a-half hours of sleep each night. The researchers think sleep deprivation may cause a spike in the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin.
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