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HOW HAVE FOOD PORTIONS CHANGED IN 20 YEARS?
By Peak Health and Fitness
You may have noticed restaurant food portions have gotten larger. Or maybe not – larger plates, cups and serving dishes can fool the eyes. Some restaurants openly announce “super-size portions” while other increases are not advertised. Many single meals now provide enough calories for an entire day. With this growth have come increases in waistlines and body weight.Portion DistortionSize it right

For more information, visit: nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/wecan/eat-right/portion-distortion.htm.

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WHAT IS PREDIABETES?
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Could you have prediabetes and not know? If you are older than 45, overweight and inactive, the answer is yes, experts say.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of 3 Americans has prediabetes, meaning their blood sugar (glucose) level is high but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. As many as 40 percent of Americans are believed to have prediabetes, says Timothy Graham, M.D., director of the University of Utah’s Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention Program.

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