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Women consume 104 more calories at a meal when given cola, orange juice or milk
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Women consumed an average of 104 more calories at a meal when they were given a caloric beverage containing 156 calories to drink with the meal of either cola, orange juice or low-fat milk containing 1 percent fat than when they were given a non-caloric beverage of either a diet soda, water or no beverage according to a study by Barbara Rolls and colleagues at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, USA.
In other words, liquid calories tend not to reduce calorie intake the way that solid food does. This has been shown in numerous other studies as well.
Comment: The best weight loss doctor I know tells his patients, "No liquid calories." Subjects
Subjects: 44 women
The study involved 44 women who were fed lunch once a week for six weeks and given a different beverage each week.
The beverages were water, diet cola, regular cola, orange juice, milk and no beverage.
Dellavalle D, Roe LS, Rolls B. Does the consumption of caloric and non-caloric beverages with a meal affect energy intake? Appetite. 2005 Apr, 44(2):187-93.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Barbara Rolls, PhD
Department of Nutritional Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University
226 Henderson Building
University Park, PA 16802-6502, USA
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