January 2013 Issue
Research Roundup: January 2013
Food labels may discourage obesity. People who read the nutritional information on food labels are generally thinner than those who do not read labels, says an international team of researchers in Spain, whose study findings link label reading to obesity prevention, especially in women. Data from surveys of more than 25,000 people suggest that women who read nutrition information on food labels have a BMI (body mass index) score 1.49 points lower than women who never read food labels.
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