Dieting forces brain to eat itself: study

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A cross-section of the human brain

A lack of nutrition when dieters are trying to lose weight forces their brain cells to eat themselves, making the feeling of hunger even stronger, scientists claim.  Brain cells begin to eat themselves like other parts of the body do as a last-ditch source of energy to ward off starvation, a study found.

Cure for Jet Lag – Starve Yourself

 Cure for Jet Lag - Starve Yourself

 Sometimes the cure is worse than the disease

Starving yourself before a long flight may help prevent jet lag, US researchers said on Thursday.

Normally, the body’s natural circadian clock in the brain dictates when to wake, eat and sleep, all in response to light. But it seems a second clock takes over when food is scarce, and manipulating this clock might help travelers adjust to new time zones, they said.

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