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New Study Compares Calories Versus Exercise

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 5/12/2013 A new study indicates that Americans pay attention when calories are expressed in the time it takes to work them off. Carl Azuz cooks up some details. Guess what's on the menu? Calories. Literally. Part of President Barack Obama's 2010 Health Care Reform Law says if a restaurant chain has more than 20 stores nationwide, they've got to show the calories in their food items. In practice, though, this hasn't led many Americans to make lower-calorie choices. They're still ordering what they want, regarless of teh calories listed. So a new study tried something different. It took 300 men and women between the ages of 18 and 30, gave all of them menus showing the same food and drink options. But some of the menus had no nutritional information. Some of them showed the calories the food had. And some of them showed the amount of exercise needed to brun off the calories in the food. The menus with exercise times led people to order and eat fewer calories, but there was no difference in eating when the calories alone were listed. So the meat of this study, get it?, is it may be more valuable for people to see what calories mean in terms of exercise, than just seeing the numbers next to burgers.
   
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