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People consume 270 more calories when eating a meal with 38% fat vs 24% fat
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The more fat a meal contains, the more calories people eat. This according to a study from researchers at University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, Colorado, USA.
When people consumed a diet containing 23.8 percent fat, they consumed an average of 2748 calories per day.
When they consumed a diet containing 32.7 percent fat, they consumed an additional 235 calories for an average of 2748 calories per day.
When they consumed a diet containing 38.1 percent fat, they consumed an additional 270 calories for an average of 3018 calories per day.
"These results show that energy intake increases as dietary fat content increases across the usual range of dietary fat consumed in the United States," the researcher concluded.
"Even small reductions in dietary fat could help in lowering total energy intake and reducing weight gain in the population." Subjects
Subjects: 15 men, 7 women
The study involved 15 men and 7 women, 25- to 40-years-old with a BMI of 21-28 (normal weight and overweight).
Donahoo W, Wyatt H, Kriehn J, Stuht J, Dong F, Hosokawa P, Grunwald G, Johnson S, Peters J, Hill J. Dietary fat increases energy intake across the range of typical consumption in the united states. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Jan, 16(1):64-69.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Holly R. Wyatt
Center for Human Nutrition
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado, USA
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