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When glucose levels dip and we see unhealthful food, the brain sends signals to us, and we have a desire to eat. In other words, mild hypoglycemia may produce a desire for high-calorie foods. Researchers studied brain scans of people without diabetes with controlled blood glucose levels. The researchers learned that a part of the brain senses changes in blood glucose levels. In obese people with mild hypoglycemia, the response was even greater when they were shown highcalorie foods. The study suggests that eating regularly without skipping meals helps combat unhealthy cravings and indulgence.

(Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation, September 19, 2011.
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Title Annotation:impact of low blood glucose on food cravings
Publication:Nutrition Health Review
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Sep 22, 2011
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