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The Calories Are Listed, but Teenagers Don’t Care

Written By: Walter Hoerman MD - Feb• 17•11

“Researchers at New York University have found that calorie-posting in fast-food restaurants has little influence on the foods teenagers order.

They found that more than half of the teenagers noticed the calorie postings. A quarter of the teenagers said they were weight-conscious, and 9 percent of the teenagers said the labeling made them buy lower-calorie foods.

But when the researchers examined their receipts, they found that the actual calorie counts were the same before and after restaurants began posting calories. Teenagers typically bought food totaling about 725 calories. ”

The Calories Are Listed, but Teenagers Don’t Care

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