HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Are growing portion sizes leading to expanding waistlines?

CHICAGO If you think food manufacturers are skimping on portion sizes, think again. According to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, portion sizes of many popular restaurant and packaged foods have increased substantially during the past 20 years, especially when compared to their sizes when they were first introduced.

"This trend toward larger marketplace portions parallels the rising rates of obesity in our country," says registered dietitian and ADA spokesperson Keith Ayoob.

Researchers from New York University compared portion sizes to federal standards, finding that most marketplace portions exceed standard sizes by as much as eight times. The researchers also found that portion sizes of many foods and beverages nowadays are two to five times larger then when the item first became commercially available.

"Because marketplace portions are consistently so much larger than Department of Agriculture standard servings, consumers need to be aware that one bagel can easily comprise six grain servings," Ayoob says. "This discrepancy explains why many Americans view six to 11 grain servings per day as 'too much to eat.' At our current portion sizes, it is too much."

The researchers found that portions of some foods exceed the serving sizes recommended on the package's food label. The labels list the number of calories per serving, but the researchers point out that individually packaged items sometimes contain 2.5 or more standard label servings. The Food and Drug Administration's rule that a food weighing less than twice the standard serving amount may be labeled "one serving per container" adds much confusion to Americans' already distorted image of portion sizes, according to the researchers.

"A standard soda serving is eight ounces, so both eight-ounce and 12-ounce sodas are labeled as one serving, while a 20-ounce soda is labeled as 2.5 servings," says Ayoob.

Other resu
'"/>

Contact: Bridget McManamon
bmcmana@eatright.org
312-899-4769
American Dietetic Association
31-Jan-2003


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. More training needed to care for growing geriatric population
2. New initiative to focus on growing problem of cardiovascular disease in diabetics
3. Supplement use growing among children and adolescents
4. Physician assistant profession ranked third fastest-growing profession
5. Use of rubella vaccine is growing worldwide, but more work remains
6. UNC study uncovers increasing shortage of pharmacists with growing population
7. Preventing misuse of performance-enhancing substances a growing and difficult task
8. Obesity growing threat to world health
9. Yale researcher finds new clue to what blocks nerve fibers from regrowing following spinal cord injury or disease
10. Researchers take steps to growing replacement blood vessels
11. Spare beds are crucial to cope with growing number of emergencies, but are emergencies really increasing?

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Are growing portion sizes leading expanding waistlines

(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 A ... Sports Medicine flagship journal Medicine & Science in ... before exercise may help reduce gastrointestinal (GI) problems ... , Participants in the double-blind, placebo-controlled study ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... City, Florida (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 IsoComforter, ... cold therapy machine with patented IsoTube design to treat specific ... has introduced the most progressive and easy to use patented ... treat post-operative and sports related orthopedic and muscle injuries. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) ... their relationship in an effort to further promote visibility and ... EBSCO has long made AMA journals available via its subscription ... The JAMA Network. , Long known as both ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Compare-autoinsurance.org has released a new blog post ... auto insurance policy . , Some types of vehicles ... check the newly released blog post to see if their vehicle ... damaged vehicles are some of the cars that cannot be covered ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 State Forestry Institute ... management system with support from GEOSYSTEMS, a dedicated Hexagon ... solution will leverage Hexagon Geospatial’s ERDAS APOLLO ... as well as point clouds and documents. This effort ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3Health News:IsoComforter Introduces Best of Class Cold Therapy Product to the Worldwide Market 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 2Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 3Health News:EBSCO Expands Partnership with the American Medical Association 4Health News:Some Vehicles Cannot Be Covered By An Auto Insurance Policy! 2Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 2Health News:State Forestry Institute Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany Embraces Hexagon Geospatial Technology 3
(Date:1/23/2015)... Fla. and DUBLIN , Jan. ... the agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. for the compounding, ... be compounded for shipment in the United States ... FDA approved Outsourcing Facility capable of compounding naltrexone tablets in ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015  Now available for sale, The ... support that prevents ankle sprains by cushioning the ankle ... fits securely around the outside of any shoe type ... comfort while still offering protection against sprains. With customers ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015   Leatt Corporation  (OTCQB: ... protective equipment for all forms of sports, including extreme ... neck brace, announced today that the UISP Lega Motociclismo ... requires all riders to wear a neck brace during ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 2Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 3Immune Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Agreement with KRS Global Biotechnology, Inc. 4The Armor1 Ankle Roll Guard is the New Breakthrough Solution for Ankle Sprain Prevention! 2Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 2Leatt Announces Neck Braces Now Required For Motocross/Minicross Racing In Italy 3
Cached News: