Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Calorie Labelling Strategy Reduces Weight Gain by 50%

Academic journal article Perspectives in Public Health

Calorie Labelling Strategy Reduces Weight Gain by 50%

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Calorie labelling has been suggested for many years as a way to prevent obesity, but there has been very little evidence for Its effect as yet. A UK-based study has now become the first to study the effectiveness of labelling long term, to help young people to avoid unwanted weight gain.

Early adulthood Is a critical time for weight gain and the early development of obesity. Presented during Obesity Week 2014, this study examined the food choices and weights of students over two academic years: the first year with food calorie labels for only five weeks and the second year with clearly displayed labels for 30weeks. During the first year, participants gained an average of 3.5 kg. During the second year, however, there was no change In the average weight Initially measured, and participants ordered meals with 18% fewer calories than In the previous year. …

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