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Side dishes can pack on pounds

ITHACA, N.Y., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. adults who dine at so-called healthy restaurant food chains may eat more calories than at restaurants that make no health claims, a study found.

'Healthy' food may result in more calories

ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. consumers choose relatively high-calorie beverages, side dishes and desserts to go with restaurant main dishes positioned as “healthy,” a study found.

Wine lovers suckered by fake labels

URBANA, Ill., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Cornell University researchers have learned people enjoy their wine and meals more if the wine has a special label, even if it's really only $2 plonk.

Study: Label affects opinion of wines

ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Just changing the label on a wine bottle can alter diners’ opinions of the wine, their meal and even the restaurant where they're dining, a U.S. study found.

Study: Water helps weight loss

BOSTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Studies presented at a meeting of the Obesity Society in Boston have suggested that water helps weight loss and low-fat foods may hinder it.

Study: Fruit helps satisfy sweet tooth

OXFORD, England, July 25 (UPI) -- Satisfying a sweet tooth with fruit can promote healthier eating and fight obesity, the author of a study on eating habits says.

If you like fruit, you might love sweets

ITHACA, N.Y., July 12 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests people who like sweets eat more fruit than salty-snack lovers and people who love fruit eat more sweets than vegetable lovers.

Size of bowls determines how much eaten

ITHACA, N.Y., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Researchers at the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab in Ithaca, N.Y., found the size of serving bowls can determine how much people eat.

Overpouring can be health hazard

ITHACA, N.Y., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Researchers at Cornell University report overpouring of alcoholic beverages is a common occerrence -- even by experienced bartenders.

Portion size influences how much we eat

ITHACA, N.Y., Nov. 10 (UPI) -- A Cornell University study finds that moviegoers will eat more of a big tub of stale popcorn than a smaller one.

Study: Vegetable and fruit eaters differ

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Illinois researchers want health educators and dietitians to be more precise when promoting vegetables and fruits.

Study shows colorful food leads to pig out

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- A new study suggests subtle but powerful "hidden persuaders," like color, prompt many Americans to overeat.

Science: people eat more if it looks good

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., May 11 (UPI) -- Researchers in Illinois and Pennsylvania have discovered that the way food looks has something to do with how much of it people eat.
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