passive over-consumption

passive over-consumption

The ingestion of excess calories due to an increased fat concentration in the food, rather than to an increase in volume of food. Olestra, a proprietary artificial fat, is thought to reduce passive over-consumption, as its fat flows undigested through the gastrointestinal tract.
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It has been suggested that sugars provided in liquid form encourage 'passive over-consumption' of energy from food, but this study shows that the body does compensate in the short term.

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