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8 Tips for Controlling Portion Sizes

Why portion control matters When you have type 2 diabetes, you need to gauge portion sizes correctly, so you know how many calories and carbohydrates you’re taking in and how they will affect your blood sugar. Learning what a portion size actually is—and eating that amount—is tricky. People are notoriously bad at estimating what, say, a cup of breakfast cereal looks like. Limit portions, lose weight Limiting portions can help you lose weight and ultimately prevent complications. A 2004 study of 329 overweight people found that 38% of those who…

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Eating Fried Food May Stop Your Brain From Controlling Your Diet

If you are looking for ways to reduce that ever-burgeoning waistline, stay clear of foods rich in saturated fat found in butter, cheese or fried foods as these can make your brain struggle to control what you eat, says a study. The findings showed that consuming fatty food affects the hypothalamus — a part of the brain that helps regulate hunger. A meal rich in saturated fat causes inflammation in the brain as well as reduces an individual’s cognitive function that make it more difficult to control eating habits. In…

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Limiting travel, controlling mosquitoes reduces Zika risk

Zika virus, dengue fever and chikungunya virus are increasingly common in the Caribbean Basin and Latin Americ… Read More To limit mosquito-borne illnesses, including the Zika virus, plan travel carefully, take personal protective measures, and control mosquitoes in and around the home, experts recommend. In most adults, Zika produces no symptoms or only mild symptoms like fever and rash. But children of women infected in pregnancy may be born with microcephaly, or abnormally small heads, which can be linked to seizures, intellectual disability, hearing loss or vision problems, and has…

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