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Clínica y Salud

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MARTINEZ-MORENO, Alma G.; VENANCIO-LOPEZ, Diana M.; ESPINOZA-GALLARDO, Ana C.  and  LOPEZ-ESPINOZA, Antonio. Plate size does not affect energy intake in obese or overweight persons. Clínica y Salud [online]. 2019, vol.30, n.1, pp.1-6.  Epub Nov 02, 2020. ISSN 2174-0550.

The effect of two dish sizes on a meal's energy intake in a laboratory situation was compared. Participants were exposed to a 26 cm/22.5 cm diameter dish with 730 g of pasta available to eat as they wished in two sessions. In the second experiment, participants were instructed to serve the food in one of the two sizes of a bowl in each session to eat what they wanted. Participants' BMI was recorded and the energy intake was measured in each session. Additionally, the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was applied to measure participants' satiety level. Participants with normal weight consumed more food from the small plate than from the large plate, while participants with overweight and obesity consumed the same despite the difference in the size of plates. The results are discussed based on energy intake control strategies in over-weight and obese people.

Keywords : Plate size; Energy intake; Obesity.

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