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Hollands, Gareth J and Shemilt, Ian and Marteau, Theresa and Jebb, Susan A and Lewis, Hannah and Wei, Yinghui and Higgins, Julian PT and Ogilvie, David (2015) Portion, package or tableware size for changing selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (9), . DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011045.pub2.

External website: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.100...

Overall, this review provides the most conclusive evidence to date that acting to reduce the size, availability and appeal of larger-sized portions, packages and tableware has potential to reduce the quantities of food that people select and consume by meaningful amounts. However, it is uncertain whether reducing portions at the smaller end of the size range can be as effective in reducing food consumption as reductions at the larger end of the range. Our findings highlight the need for further research that aims to reduce uncertainties about these effects and address identified gaps in the evidence base, including not having enough evidence for longer-term effects and the absence of evidence about alcohol products.


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