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  1. Counting calories : caveat emptor.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective.-To determine the accuracy of caloric labeling of « diet » and « health » foods and whether the accuracy differs for certain categories of food suppliers.

    Design.-Survey; « diet 

    » and « health » foods were analyzed via bomb calorimetry and categorized as regionally distributed, nationally advertised, or locally prepared.


    • Foods were sampled from retail merchants throughout the borough of Manhattan,

    • New York,

    • NY.

    Sample.-A convenience sample of 40 food items including regionally distributed (n=12), nationally advertised (n=20), and locally prepared items (n=8).

    Main Outcome Measures.-Number of kilocalories per item and number of kilocalories per gram.

    Results.-All locally prepared foods had more actual than labeled kilocalories.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Homme, Alimentation, Régime alimentaire, Monitorage, Calorie, Etiquetage, Aliment

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Human, Feeding, Diet, Monitoring, Calorie, Labelling, Food

    Logo du centre Notice produite par :
    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0004497

    Code Inist : 002B30A11. Création : 199406.