Friday, January 24, 2014

The Trap of Diet Drinks ダイエット飲料の落とし穴

 "Overweight people tend to be the most zealous diet soda lovers"というニュースによると、太り気味か肥満の人たちはそうでない人よりダイエット飲料を多く飲んでいるそうです。











Overweight people tend to be the most zealous diet soda lovers
A research conducted by Sara N. Bleich, associate professor, from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore and her colleagues revealed that overweight and obese individuals actually drink more diet soda than healthy-weight adults.

The data used during the study came from the 1999-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. It was revealed that the percentage of individuals who drink diet soda has risen from 3 percent in 1965 to approx. 20 percent today.

19 per cent of the overweight and 22 per cent obese participants reported drinking diet drinks, compared to 11 per cent of their healthy-weight counterparts. The calorie intake from solid-food consumption was higher among adults consuming diet beverages.

As Professor Bleich noted: “Although overweight and obese adults who drink diet soda eat a comparable amount of total calories as heavier adults who drink sugary beverages, they consume significantly more calories from solid food at both meals and snacks,” This might mean that the obese and overweight individuals adjust their consumption of calories by eating more food.

“The results of our study suggest that overweight and obese adults looking to lose or maintain their weight—who have already made the switch from sugary to diet beverages—may need to look carefully at other components of their solid-food diet, particularly sweet snacks, to potentially identify areas for modification,” Bleich said. (The Almagest)

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