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Pre­vi­ous re­search has found that when por­tion sizes dou­ble, peo­ple eat on av­er­age 35 per­cent more. Now a new study sug­gests that this may be ben­e­fi­cial when it comes to healthy foods. Re­searchers from Deakin Uni­ver­sity gave 135 uni­ver­sity stu­dents large or small por­tions of ap­ple chips or potato chips. As ex­pected, those who had larger por­tions ate more, even for those with the healthy snack. Re­searchers say that this could come in handy when try­ing to en­cour­age health­ier eat­ing habits, such as be­gin­ning a meal with a large por­tion of healthy food be­fore serv­ing a smaller por­tion of less heathy food.

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