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Harvard School of Public Health: "Waking Up to Sleep’s Role in Weight Control."
Melinda Johnson, MS, RDN, president, Arizona Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
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La Leche League International: "Postpartum Body Image and Weight Loss."
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Riverside Medical Clinic: "Metabolism and Weight Loss."
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