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Energy density crucial to tackling obesity

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New research shows that the key to tackling the rise in obesity may be to look at the energy density of food.

The study, presented at the British Nutrition Foundation’s (BNF) ‘Satiation, satiety and their effects on eating behaviour’ conference claims that people can trick themselves into feeling full by manipulating their diet.

Study author Bridget Benelam, Nutrition Scientist at the BNF said: ‘By changing the energy density of a meal people can achieve the same feeling of satisfaction, while eating less energy than they would usually.’

The British Nutrition Foundation has also created a series of visual aids and a podcast.

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  • Sorry, Ms Benelam, but I have to disagree and this is just one facet of addressing the problem; the key to tackling this rise lies in making lifestyle changes, and this is going to take generations - otherwise why isn't something already happening in the U.S.A? Once you overcome the 'it's in my genes/family/glands' 'I've paid for it so I'm going to finish it if it kills me' and 'my health - your problem' mentality (and I know from experience there are exceptions to the latter) there still has to be the drive from within, as with alcoholics and smokers, to take that control.

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