July 19, 2003


Please, if any of this surprises anyone, please e-mail me. I rolled my eyes no fewer than three times through the article.

    The findings, released by the American Institute for Cancer Research, add to the debate over how much restaurants and fast-food outlets are contributing to the epidemic of obesity in the United States and elsewhere.

    The institute's survey found that 69 percent of those polled finish their meals most or all of the time, even when the portions are huge.

    "Fully 30 percent of Americans now say they generally base the amount of food they eat on the amount they are served," according to the institute, which promotes research on the links between diet and cancer.

    "In a country where 64 percent of us are overweight or obese, there is an alarming tendency to overlook the sheer amount of food we're eating," Dr. Barbara Rolls of Pennsylvania State University told a news conference.

Posted by hln at July 19, 2003 02:31 PM | Nutrition