New Research Suggests , Many Americans Have a , Snacking Problem.
According to recent research,
snacking contributes to an estimated 20%
of the average American’s daily caloric intake. .
‘Gizmodo’ reports that the study was led by
scientists from The Ohio State University.
The scientists found that people
with type 2 diabetes appear to
consume fewer calories from snacks.
According to the study’s authors, little work
has been done to quantify the snacking
patterns of adults with type 2 diabetes.
The authors looked at data from
the National Health and Nutrition
Examination Survey (NHANES).
NHANES is a nationally representative poll of Americans’
dieting and lifestyle habits regularly run by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to the data, people reported
eating an average of two snacks every day,
regardless of their diabetes status.
Those without diabetes consumed an estimated
500 calories from snacks daily, while those with
diabetes or prediabetic conditions ate slightly less. .
‘Gizmodo’ reports that an average between 19.5%
and 22.4% of a person’s daily caloric intake came
from snacking, equivalent to about a full meal.
Regardless of diabetes status, our study
shows that snacks contribute very little
nutritional quality to the overall diet and
may result in poorer dietary patterns, Study authors, via ‘PLOS Global Public Health’.
The team suggests the results show that people
with diabetes often make an effort to reduce snacking,
meaning they heed the advice of health experts. .
The team suggests the results show that people
with diabetes often make an effort to reduce snacking,
meaning they heed the advice of health experts.