Still feeling--or worse still, wearing--the effects of those Super Bowl suds? You may not know when to stop, but other species do. When plied with alcohol (flat beer and gelatin shots, actually), lab rats avoid unsightly bulges by cutting back on other calories. The rats also quit after the equivalent of two to three beers. --By David Bjerklie
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