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Mitigating the health risks of dining out: the need for standardized portion sizes in restaurants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24524513     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Because restaurants routinely serve food with more calories than people need, dining out represents a risk factor for overweight, obesity, and other diet-related chronic diseases. Most people lack the capacity to judge the caloric content of food and there is limited evidence that people make use of calorie-labeling information when it is available. Standardized portion sizes would not preclude people from eating as much as they want, but would make the amount they are getting fully transparent. We describe the potential benefits and means of implementing a system of standardized portion sizes that might facilitate a healthier diet among the US population.
Deborah A Cohen; Mary Story
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2014-02-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of public health     Volume:  104     ISSN:  1541-0048     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Public Health     Publication Date:  2014 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-03-13     Completed Date:  2014-05-12     Revised Date:  2014-10-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1254074     Medline TA:  Am J Public Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  586-90     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Food / economics,  standards
Food Industry / standards
Food Labeling
Obesity / etiology,  prevention & control
Restaurants / economics,  standards*
Risk Factors
United States
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