Study: Food Label Readers Are Thinner

Sept. 17, 2012

A study of data from the U.S. National Health Interview Survey suggests people who read labels have a lower body mass index (BMI), according to Science Daily.

BMI is a number calculated from a person's weight and height and used as a screening tool to identify possible weight problems for adults. The study indicated the BMI for someone who reads labels would be 1.49 point lower.

An example is a 5-foot 3-inch woman who reads labels will be more than 8.5 pounds lighter than her non-labeling reading counterpart. Full article.