You Don't Want Fries with That
June 25, 2011 8:20 AM Subscribe
You Don't Want Fries With That
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. A new Harvard School of Public Health Study
claims that even if calorie counts are the same per serving, eating servings of french fries or potatoes causes more weight gain over time than servings of nuts and yogurt. "Although calories remain crucial, some foods clearly cause people to put on more weight than others
, perhaps because of their chemical makeup and how our bodies process them."
From the study: "During the 4-year period, participants gained an average of 3.35 lb ... On the basis of increased daily servings of individual dietary components, 4-year weight change was most strongly associated with the intake of potato chips (1.69 lb), potatoes (1.28 lb), sugar-sweetened beverages (1.00 lb), unprocessed red meats (0.95 lb), and processed meats (0.93 lb) and was inversely associated with the intake of vegetables (−0.22 lb), whole grains (−0.37 lb), fruits (−0.49 lb), nuts (−0.57 lb), and yogurt (−0.82 lb)."