Calorie Underestimation When Buying High-Calorie Beverages in Fast-Food Contexts.

We asked 1877 adults and 1178 adolescents visiting 89 fast-food restaurants in New England in 2010 and 2011 to estimate calories purchased. Calorie underestimation was greater among those purchasing a high-calorie beverage than among those who did not (adults: 324 ±698 vs 102 ±591 calories; adolescents: 360 ±602 vs 198 ±509 calories). This difference remained significant for adults but not adolescents after adjusting for total calories purchased. Purchasing high-calorie beverages may uniquely contribute to calorie underestimation among adults.

Investigators
Abbreviation
Am J Public Health
Publication Date
2015-12-19
Volume
106
Issue
7
Page Numbers
1254-5
Pubmed ID
27196648
Medium
Print-Electronic
Full Title
Calorie Underestimation When Buying High-Calorie Beverages in Fast-Food Contexts.
Authors
Franckle RL, Block JP, Roberto CA