October 12, 2012

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1 Women Who Read Food Labels Weigh Less

Women who read the nutrition labels on food items when shopping for groceries weigh nine pounds less, on average, than women who pay no attention to the labels, but men who read the labels weigh virtually the same -- under one pound less than male label-skippers -- a difference which may derive from men’s and women’s differing daily calorie needs. This data comes from a U.S. National Health Interview Survey of 25,000 Americans, which also found that 74% of women are food label readers, compared to just 58% of men, and that label-reading varies by demographic groups, with urbanites, college grads and married people being the most likely label readers, and smokers, people under 25, low-income individuals and persons from large families being among the least likely to check the labels.

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