Reading nutrition labels and fat consumption in adolescents

Terry T.K. Huang, Harsohena Kaur, Kevin S. McCarter, Niaman Nazir, Won S. Choi, Jasjit S. Ahluwalia

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Abstract

We studied the relationship between reading nutrition labels and percent calorie intake from fat. In adolescent boys, reading nutrition labels was associated with higher fat intake. In girls, fat intake did not differ by frequency of nutrition label reading. Nutrition label reading does not translate into healthier diet in adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-401
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2004

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Diet
  • Energy
  • Fat
  • Nutrition label

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