Saturday, May 14, 2011

Really Chocolate And Candy Make You Fat?

Chocolate And Candy Make Fat
Chocolate and candy make fat? not necessarily. Even those who like to eat chocolate and sweets that have a smaller waist circumference as long as the amount of sweet foods in / create in small portions.

Recent research has found that people who eat chocolate and sweets tend to have smaller waist and body mass index (BMI) is low. not only that, for those who like to consume the sweet 15 percent could reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome and reduce the risk of hypertension 14 percent lower.

Carol O'Neil, a researcher from Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, revealed the consumption of sweets and chocolate had no effect on body weight or illness if taken properly. From his research on average the study participants ate 1.3 ounces of candy per day.

In his research he analyzed the dietary data of more than 15,000 American adults who followed a survey on eating habits in the years 1999-2004. The respondents were asked what their food / create in the last 24 hours.

About 20 percent of respondents said they do not eat sweet foods like candy or chocolate at all.

Then the researchers measured weight and waist circumference of all respondents. Who dance, those who mengasup sweet foods on average had a lower BMI than those who do not eat candy.

"The important thing to remember is, the candy itself was not put on weight. What makes the growing body fat is excessive calorie intake," said Heather Mangieri, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.

Nevertheless, the experts evaluate the research method is considered less appropriate because the respondent could have forgotten to remember what they ate in the last 24 hours.

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