Britons under – report calorie intake : Study

Study and research suggests that Britons under-report their daily calorie consumption. Perhaps, misleading policymakers. Potentially, attempting to curb and get rid of the topic, obesity.

The team of Behavioural Insights presented scientific and economic data showing people eat 3,000 calories comparing to the 2,000 cited in official surveys.


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The reports say, this analysis could explain rising obesity levels in the nation, despite decades of surveys saying people are eating less but Government statisticians are saying the way calorie data has collected will change the whole analysis.

But the researchers from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) say if the calorie counts in these surveys were correct, the UK population would be losing weight overall.

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