Unintended deleterious effects
- By: Maximillan Keech
Making the calories of drinks clear might have unintended deleterious effects.1 People might make the informed decision not to reduce their drinking, but instead to cut calories by reducing food intake. Considering the poor nutrition content of alcohol, this is a cause for concern.
Little evidence exists to show how many people do reduce calorie intake to prevent weight gain, but it seems that at least some people do—6% of freshmen in one study.2 Making the calorific content of beverages more obvious could increase this.