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    Portion size 2-8 times a standard serving


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    Monday, June 07, 2004 3:54 am Email this article
    Portion size is 2 to 8 times larger than what is considered a standard serving according to researchers from New York University. They also note that the serving size of fast-food chains are often 2 to 5 times larger than their original size.

    REFERENCE

    Young L, Nestle M. Expanding portion sizes in the us marketplace: implications for nutrition counseling. J Am Diet Assoc. 2003 Feb, 103(2):231-34.

    US Department of Agriculture

    Author correspondence:

    Lisa Young
    Department of Nutrition and Food Studies
    New York University
    New York, NY 10012-1172, USA
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