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The science behind overeating during the holidays

It is that time of year again. The holiday season. The snow starts to fall, family members gather together — and massive amounts of fatty foods are consumed.

University of Minnesota College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences Dean Allen Levine shares some of the reasons some people tend to overeat and do not always pick the healthiest foods to consume in mass quantities. Heck, even lab rats enjoy eating the frosting of a cookie first. Dean Levine offers some tricks, such as using smaller plates, to help overcome these overeating habits.

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