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Calories on menus starting to change what people order

October 26, 2009 | 11:17 am

People are consuming fewer calories at many New York fast-food restaurants. 

The mean number of calories purchased per customer has decreased at nine of 13 fast-food or coffee chains, according to a study presented today by researchers from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The study found that the decreases were statistically significant at four of the chains: McDonald’s, KFC, Au Bon Pain and Starbucks. People purchased more at four other chains, but the study's authors said there was only one chain -- Subway -- where the increase was statistically significant.

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-- Jerry Hirsch


Photo: A New York Taco Bell posts calories on its menu board. Credit: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times