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New research says there is a , easy way to help people who over-eat. It is an alternative to diets. Researchers say that using plates, knives, forks, , etc. could reduce the amount of food we eat. Many of us use the of the plate as a to how much we can eat. If we use a large plate, we fill the plate with food. This means we eat too . Cambridge University in the U.K. says smaller plates could reduce the of food we eat. British people could cut their by up to 16 per cent, while Americans could see a of up to 29 per cent.

The researchers looked at from 6,711 people. Dr Gareth Hollands said many people think it is, " that the the portion size, the more people eat," but said that there was research on this. He added that it was wrong to think that people who ate too much had little self-. He said: "Helping people to avoid 'over-serving' or others with larger of food or drink by reducing their size…in , restaurants and in the home, is likely to be a good of helping lots of people to reduce their risk of ."

 
 

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