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Suspicious minds: perceived vitamin content of ordinary and diet foods with added fat, sugar or salt.
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PMID:  15262023     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Male and female dieters and non-dieters (mean age 18.5 years) rated the vitamin levels of ordinary foods (e.g. 'sliced fresh peaches') and counterparts with added fat, sugar or salt (e.g. 'sliced fresh peaches with sugar'). Unlike previous studies, in addition diet foods ('sugar-free ice cream') were compared to their ordinary fat- and/or sugar-rich counterparts ('ice cream'). Some respondents believed diet products to be lower in vitamins, particularly when the corresponding ordinary food was considered to be wholesome (e.g. milk or muffins).
Michael E Oakes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0195-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-20     Completed Date:  2005-03-08     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  105-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA 18510-4596, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Psychology*
Dietary Fats / analysis
Dietary Sucrose / analysis
Food / classification*
Health Food
Sodium, Dietary / analysis
Students / psychology*
Vitamins* / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats; 0/Dietary Sucrose; 0/Sodium, Dietary; 0/Vitamins

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