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Women ate 10% fewer calories when portion size decreased by 25%
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Women ate 231 fewer calories per day, a 10 percent decrease in calories, when the portion size was 25 percent less than normal according to research from researchers at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, USA. Subjects
Subjects: 24 young women given meals and snacks 2 days per week for 4 weeks
The study involved 24 young women who were provided meals and snacks for 2 consecutive days per week for four weeks and no restrictions were put on their eating.
Rolls BJ, Roe L, Meengs J. Reductions in portion size and energy density of foods are additive and lead to sustained decreases in energy intake. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Jan, 83(1):11-17.
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