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An overweight woman receiving cupping therapy at a weight-loss clinic in China. Clients use traditional forms of Chinese treatment and medicine to try to help enhance metabolism, burn fat and reduce hunger.
An overweight woman receiving cupping therapy at a weight-loss clinic in China. Clients use traditional forms of Chinese treatment and medicine to try to help enhance metabolism, burn fat and reduce hunger.PHOTO: AFP

This and other claims like sleeping your way to less fat means hope springs eternal for losing weight without too much effort. Fat chance?

Is there a slim chance that you can lose weight by having a good night’s sleep?

Yes, claimed an exercise scientist, who said there’s a magic number of hours of sleep you need to burn fat faster.

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