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Food labels showing how much exercise is needed to burn off food may help combat obesity

December 11, 2019

Food labels that tell people how much exercise would be needed to work off what they eat may be more effective at encouraging healthy eating habits than simply listing the calorie content, according to a new study.

A review of evidence revealed that this type of labeling led to people consuming significantly fewer calories, compared with other types of labeling or no labeling at all.

Physical activity calorie equivalent or expenditure (Pace) labeling

The Royal Society for Public Health says most people do not understand the meaning of calorie intake in the context of energy expenditure.

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