Smaller plates don't reduce food intake, study says

02/5/2012 | U.S. News & World Report

A study in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics revealed no significant difference in energy intake between overweight or obese women and normal-weight women who used smaller and larger plates at different meals when they were instructed to eat until they were satisfied. Heavier women, however, reported lower levels of hunger before the meal and satiety after the meal compared with normal-weight women, despite a similar consumption level. The findings suggest overweight or obese individuals might be less likely to sense hunger and fullness, researchers said.

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