Log In
Tuesday 20th March 2018

Calorie information may be wrong

16th November 2009

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition has suggested in a draft report that calorie levels used in healthy eating plans could be wrong.

The committee said that the recommended number of calories per day, which has remained constant for 18 years, could be boosted by 16%. The committee's report "provides a much more accurate assessment of how energy can be burnt off through physical activity" and would mean that an adult could consume an extra 400 calories per day.

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018