Obese as likely as lean women to feel full on low energy density meals

University Park, Pa. ---In a recent eating study at Penn State, obese women were just as likely as lean women to hardly notice when they ate 450 calories less as long as their meals contained lots of fruits, vegetables or grains to bulk up the servings and lower the energy density or number of calories per ounce.

Four hundred and fifty calories less a day are enough to enable someone to lose as much as a pound a week. Yet, despite this large reduction in calories consumed when they were served the low energy density meals, the women reported only slightly more hunger (7 percent) and slightly less fullness (5 percent) after eating. There was no difference in the ratings by obese and lean women.

"These results offer further evidence that adopting a low energy density approach to eating can make it easier to manage your weight," says Elizabeth A. Bell, doctoral candidate in nutrition, who conducted the study as part of her dissertation research.

Bell will present her results Monday, Oct. 30, in a paper, "Energy Density Influences Energy Intake Across Varying Levels of Fat Content in Both Lean and Obese Women," at the North American Association for the Study of Obesity annual meeting in Long Beach, Calif. Her co-authors are Liane S. Roe, research nutritionist, and her dissertation adviser, Dr. Barbara Rolls, who holds the Guthrie Chair in Nutrition in Penn State's College of Health and Human Development.

The researchers also looked at the effect of the fat content of the meals. As in previous studies conducted by Rolls' research group, the study showed that the fat content of the meal didn't influence how much the participants ate or how satisfied they felt.

Rolls says, "We've seen repeatedly in our studies that people eat about the same amount of food each day and, if they consume less than they are used to, they feel hungry. Fat can make food taste good but it doesn't necessarily make you feel full. Eating the portion s

Contact: Barbara Hale
Penn State

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Obese mice provide clues to a natural system that puts brakes on obesity
2. Obese do not process vitamin D from sunlight as well as lean individuals
3. Changes In Resting Energy Expenditure After Weight Loss In Obese African American And White Women
4. Complex cells likely arose from combination of bacterial and extreme-microbe genomes
5. Goals unlikely to protect Gulf of Mexico shrimp industry
6. Manatee population rising in some regions, likely stalled or declining in others
7. Natures ambush: pregnancy more likely from single unprotected intercourse than believed
8. First study of resveratrol dietary supplement finds effect on breast and prostate cancers unlikely
9. Mix of chemicals plus stress damages brain, liver in animals and likely in humans
10. Reward mechanism involved in addiction likely regulates pair bonds between monogamous animals
11. Children with HIV more likely to utilize health services than infected adults

Post Your Comments:

(Date:4/22/2020)... WAYNE, Pa. (PRWEB) , ... April 20, 2020 , ... ... Sciences and Healthcare firms of all sizes, announces the hiring of Michael Wlodarczyk as ... Wlodarczyk has been tasked to support and grow the company’s already strong presence across ...
(Date:4/18/2020)... ... 16, 2020 , ... SIRION Biotech GmbH , a world leader in ... present a company update on its work expediting gene therapy research and advancing drug ... 22 and 23. Dieter Lingelbach, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, will also provide an ...
(Date:4/15/2020)... ... 15, 2020 , ... NDA Partners Chairman Carl Peck, MD , announced ... Policy Advisor with the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research and former Branch Chief ... has joined the firm as an Expert Consultant. , Dr. Suleiman has expertise in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/5/2020)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... May 05, 2020 , ... ... and solutions company, announced today the launch of its iGlucose® LTE ... new iGlucose solution utilizes LTE Cat-M1 technology, the industry’s newest and broadest cellular ...
(Date:4/22/2020)... Ohio (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2020 , ... ... Biophen™ FXIII chromogenic method for determination of FXIII. , Aniara Diagnostica, a multi-national ... its commitment to meeting today’s highest standards for product quality and cost-efficient delivery. ...
(Date:4/1/2020)... Ky. (PRWEB) , ... March 30, 2020 , ... ... launch of its latest product, ArmourGuard® RTU, an EPA-approved spray-on antimicrobial solution. As ... only biosecurity solution that provides continual antimicrobial activity against microorganisms for up to ...
(Date:3/27/2020)... ... March 25, 2020 , ... ... opening of its veterinary histopathology laboratory located centrally in the midwest for ... ability to work with a highly motivated, independent, professional team that is ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: