News tagged with portion size

How do we choose the food we eat?

Every day we make choices about the foods we eat. Try as we might, it's all too easy to make decisions that aren't the best for our short-term waistlines or long-term health. In the developed world, and in ...

Mar 17, 2015
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Americans don't want soda tax, size restrictions

(Medical Xpress)—Those hoping to dilute Americans' taste for soda, energy drinks, sweetened tea and other sugary beverages should take their quest to school lunchrooms rather than legislative chambers, according to a recent ...

Mar 20, 2014
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Kids' fast food ads emphasize giveaways more than food

Fast-food marketing aimed at children emphasizes giveaways and movie tie-ins much more frequently than ads targeted at adults, according to research published August 28 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by James Sargen ...

Aug 28, 2013
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Study explains how sleep loss can make you fat

A sleepless night makes us more likely to reach for doughnuts or pizza than for whole grains and leafy green vegetables, suggests a new study from UC Berkeley that examines the brain regions that control ...

Aug 06, 2013
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Cutlery: Do size, weight, shape and color matter?

The appearance of cutlery can affect perception of a food's taste, reports BioMed Central's open access journal Flavour. Food tastes saltier when eaten from a knife, and denser and more expensive from a ligh ...

Jun 25, 2013
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