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Reported April 26, 2013

A New Way to Reduce Calorie Intake

(Ivanhoe Newswire) – A recent study at Texas Christian University has discovered that a menu displaying the minutes of exercise (brisk walking) needed to burn food calories led to fewer calories ordered and consumed.  Many restaurants display calorie information on their menus to encourage consumers to make healthier food choices, but most studies show it does not lead to fewer calories ordered or consumed.  “This is the first study to look at the effects of displaying minutes of brisk walking needed to burn food calories on the calories ordered and consumed,” Dr. Meena Shah, the senior researcher, was quoted as saying.

The study involved 300 men and women ages 18 to 30.  They randomly assigned to a menu without calorie labels, a menu with calorie labels, or a menu with labels for the minutes of brisk walking needed to burn the food calories.  The study was eye-opening for many of the subjects.

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SOURCE: Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, April 2013

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