Evolving Recipes Raise Calorie Counts


So-called portion distortion, the trend of eating larger and larger servings, is as much a problem with recipes as it is restaurants, and has been going on even longer, according to a study published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

The study, which looked at how classic recipes have changed during the past 70 years, found a nearly 40% increase in calories per serving for nearly every recipe reviewed, about an extra 77 calories.

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