One of the environmental factor affect obesity is
increased size of food portions. According to widespread belief people consume
much more food with large plates The food portion perception could be changed
with the size of plates. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of
plate size on food portion perception. Methods:
This experimental study includes 100 students with ages ranged 20-34 years.
One portion of pasta was served with three different plates. And the portion of pasta was asked to
determined for each plates from each participants separately. The data was
analyzed by SPSS 17.0 and p value below 0.05 was considered as significant. Results: The rate of Delboeuf illusion
in second plate was %7 and it reaches up to 23% in third plate. Nearly half of
the participants (49%) had Delboeuf illusion with first plate. The accuracy of
portion evaluations of attendance does not show significant difference
according to gender and body mass index.
Conclusion: As a result, serving foods with small plates may reduce the
amount of food and decrease the energy intake. Therefore, it could be used for
a cost effective method for obesity fight.
|Yayımlanma Tarihi||20 Aralık 2016|
|Gönderilme Tarihi||1 Aralık 2016|
|Yayımlandığı Sayı||Yıl 2016 Cilt: 10 Sayı: 4|
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