Navigation Links
Carbohydrate claims can mislead consumers
Date:9/6/2010

St. Louis, MO, September 7, 2010 Food manufacturers advertise a variety of foods on grocery store shelves by using nutrient claims on the front of packaging. A study in the September/October issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior evaluates how consumers are interpreting certain carbohydrate-related content claims and the effects of claims on consumer perceptions of food products. Findings from this study reveal that consumers misinterpret low carbohydrate claims to have health benefits and weight loss qualities beyond their nutrition facts.

In the early 2000s, low-carbohydrate claims gained huge popularity in response to such books as Dr. Atkin's New Diet Revolution and The South Beach Diet. In a study published in AC Nielsen Consumer Insights, it was noted that there was a 516% sales increase in low-carbohydrate food products from 2001 to 2005 showing that front of package claims can play a large part in consumer decisions.

Existing research suggests that consumers are less likely to turn to the back of a package to look at the Nutrition Facts panel when there is a claim on the front of the package. In the new study, researchers at the United States Food and Drug Administration, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition sought to determine whether low-carbohydrate claims might lead consumers to perceive products to have benefits that are not necessarily related to being low in carbohydrate. Using an online questionnaire, 4,320 consumer panelists rated products for their perceived healthfulness, helpfulness for weight management, and caloric content based on front-of-package-only conditions (nutrition claims versus no nutrition claims) and availability of Nutrition Facts panels.

This study documents that in the absence of Nutrition Facts panels, "low-carbohydrate claims led to more favorable perceptions about products' helpfulness for weight management, healthfulness, and caloric content. Because an indivi
'/>"/>

Contact: Nancy Burns
jnebmedia@elsevier.com
314-447-8013
Elsevier Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. DOE awards UGA $3.1 million to support complex carbohydrate study nationwide
2. Iowa State chemist synthesizes carbohydrates, launches startup company
3. New method for producing libraries of important carbohydrate molecules
4. As ash borer claims more trees, researcher at ISU works for species survival
5. Despite claims, UK did not gas Iraqis in the 1920s, new research finds
6. Nobel laureate claims the 2010 Herbert Tabor Lectureship
7. IOM report recommends framework to evaluate science behind health claims for foods and drugs
8. Canadian research examines effects of scientific claims on oil
9. Potential industrial and agricultural uses of echinacea trump health claims
10. Consumers influence christmas tree styles
11. Cheskin Added Value EVP Lee Shupp Discusses Evolving Dynamics of Consumers and Imaging Tech at 6Sight
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Nov. 20, 2014 C-Labs LLC, a ... Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the appointment of ... operating officer. Previously a strategic advisor to the firm, ... operations. Mr. Traynor is based out of the C-Labs ... reports to Chris Muench , Chief Executive Officer. ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... -- The Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA) and ... formation of The Airport Entry and Exit Working ... Biometric Entry and Exit Solutions Framework for Airports ... BORDERPOL, the international non-profit organization that works directly ... border security, traveler and migration systems. ...
(Date:11/18/2014)... Md. , Nov. 17, 2014 The Parenteral ... and U.S. regulatory agencies will speak and at least seven ... Metrics Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in ... pleased once again to have significant support from the regulatory ... Europe in our effort to help ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):C-Labs Names Former Microsoft and Bsquare Executive as Chief Operating Officer 2Identity Management, Document Authentication and Biometric Companies Form "The Airport Entry and Exit Working Group", Releasing the Framework to Help Guide the Department of Homeland Security and Congress Towards Solutions 2Identity Management, Document Authentication and Biometric Companies Form "The Airport Entry and Exit Working Group", Releasing the Framework to Help Guide the Department of Homeland Security and Congress Towards Solutions 3FDA's Janet Woodcock, EMA's Emer Cooke Headline PDA Quality Metrics Conference 2
... The Quaking gene, first described as a mutation in ... tumor formation and protect humans from cancer. , ... the University of Wisconsin has shown that the Quaking ... a protein associated with GLI1, a cancer-causing oncogene highly ...
... Research Center at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) ... how stem cells become various kinds of brain cells. ... Parkinson's disease, brain and spinal cord injury, and other ... lost or damaged brain cells. The research is published ...
... olive oil, which have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting ... the so-called Mediterranean Diet, according to a new ... the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. ... of the Mediterranean diet on cardiovascular disease and ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers discover new form of cancer gene regulation 2Researchers discover new form of cancer gene regulation 3OHSU discovery sheds light into how stem cells become brain cells 2Phenolic compounds may explain Mediterranean diet benefits 2Phenolic compounds may explain Mediterranean diet benefits 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014   BioLife Solutions , ... manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic ... precision thermal shipping products for cells and ... will hold its 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders on ... the expected date for the Annual Meeting represents a ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... SoundConnect’s 2015 ... introduce cutting edge communication technology, provide continued ... platform upgrades. This webinar series demonstrates online ... their quest to leverage web conferencing’s most ... SoundConnect’s Marketing Manager, Seanna Baumgartner, “Our webinars ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Nashville Fertility Center announced that Dr. ... American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), a leading professional ... medicine. In his new role as treasurer, Dr. ... and will have a voice in furthering the mission ... ASRM since 1984 when he joined while conducting fellowship ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014 Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... gynecologic disease, announced today that investors including Oracle ... Fund LLC and several Vermillion directors have agreed ... of Vermillion,s common stock and warrants to purchase ... private placement.  Under the terms ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BioLife Solutions Sets Date for Annual Meeting of Stockholders 2SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 2SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 3Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 2Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 3Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 2Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 3Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 4Vermillion Announces Equity Financing of up to $18.9 Million; Suspends ATM Program 5
... KENILWORTH, N.J., Dec. 10 The Board of Directors of Schering-Plough ... of 6.5 cents per common share. Payment will be made ... of business on Feb. 6, 2009. As of Sept. 30, ... , The Board of Directors today also declared ...
... Published in the Journal Blood for the American Society of ... SOMERSET, N.J., Dec. 10 Alfacell Corporation (Nasdaq: ... annual meeting abstracts in Blood (2008 112: Abstract ... and R-Amphinase (R-Amph) show anti-tumor activity in chronic lymphocytic leukemia ...
... December 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/,-- Oridion Systems Ltd. (SIX ... medical research project findings will be presented ... Care) Congress in,Anaheim, California. These studies confirm ... using Oridion Microstream(R) capnography technology,and clearly show ...
Cached Biology Technology:Alfacell's ONCONASE(R) and R-Amphinase Show Anti-Tumor Activity in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Cells 2Alfacell's ONCONASE(R) and R-Amphinase Show Anti-Tumor Activity in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Cells 3Alfacell's ONCONASE(R) and R-Amphinase Show Anti-Tumor Activity in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Cells 4Alfacell's ONCONASE(R) and R-Amphinase Show Anti-Tumor Activity in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and Acute Myeloblastic Leukemia Cells 5Oridion Announces Significant Medical Research to be Presented at AARC Congress 2Oridion Announces Significant Medical Research to be Presented at AARC Congress 3
... These handy dispensers save space ... wipers, hats, and other garb. ... storage bins for small parts ... manufacturing. Clear acrylic. Many other ...
... microRNA expression profiling and built on ... on-chip synthesis platform. These microarrays are ... microRNA Expression Profiling Service. ... Microarray contains all known arabidopsis microRNAs ...
... microRNA expression profiling and built on ... on-chip synthesis platform. These microarrays are ... microRNA Expression Profiling Service. ... Microarray contains all known maize microRNAs ...
...
Biology Products: