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Nutr Today. 2003 Mar-Apr;38(2):42-53.

The Supersizing of America: Portion Size and the Obesity Epidemic.


Although we are just beginning to understand how environmental factors such as portion size affect eating behavior, the available data suggest that large portions of energy-dense foods are contributing to the obesity epidemic. Several possible strategies for adjusting portions to bring intake back in line with energy requirements are discussed. The continuing rise in the rates of obesity calls for urgent action.


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