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NBU present research at Bristol Half Marathon 2015

14 September 2015

Researchers from the Nutrition and Behaviour Unit showcased some of their research using a live demonstration at the Bristol half marathon.

On Sunday 13th September thousands of runners took part in Bristol's 27th annual half marathon. Dani Ferriday, Duncan McCaig, and Christina Potter from the Nutrition and Behaviour Unit (NBU) were on site in Anchor Square to speak to interested members of the public about the group's research. Using an interactive demonstration, they discussed the meaning of the term 'calorie' and illustrated how our beliefs about the amount of fullness that a food will deliver ('expected satiety') are not based solely on the number of calories that a food contains but other factors as well. For example, they showed that foods that are more familiar to us and foods that are larger are expected to deliver more fullness even when they are presented in portions with an identical number of calories. There was a lot of interest from those who participated in taking part in further NBU research.

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