Black Weight Loss : New Study Finds Potato Chips Will Make You Fat

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    Nope, don't blame it on the soda, sweet tooth or even alcohol. The real pounds-packer are potato chips! Scientists at Harvard University report in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine that potato chips are the biggest dietary offenders:

    "They're very tasty and they have a very good texture. People generally don't take one or two chips. They have a whole bag," obesity expert Dr. F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer of the St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Centerin New York.

    The supersizing of Americans has been a long-standing issue, with approximately 97-million adults in the United States categorized as obese. The rate of this condition is at an epidemic upswing. The number of overweight and obese adults has increased every decade since 1960; blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, women and low-income adults have rates of obesity that exceed the national average. There has also been an alarming increase in the incidence of obesity among children and adolescents, with children becoming obese at younger ages.

    The Harvard study focuses on how sensible food choices ---fruit, veggies, whole grains and nuts -- are key in weight management. The researchers recommend cutting back on red meats, sweets, soda and potatoes in order to manage weight control. They also recommend exercise to keep the waistline from bulging out of proportion.

    After analyzing the dietary habits of 120,877 non-obese health professionals, researchers checked in with the subjects every four years for up to two decades. At every assessment, the subject's weight was noted and they were asked to fill out a questionnaire about the foods they ate. On average, participants gained nearly 17 pounds over the 20-year period.

    The consumption of potato chips resulted in a 1.69-pound weight gain over a four-year period, compared to a pound for drinking soda and 0.41 pound for eating sweets.

    Other study results with regards to weight gain over a four-year period included:

    — An alcoholic drink a day, 0.41-pound increase.
    — Watching an hour of TV a day, 0.31-pound increase.
    — Recently quitting smoking, 5-pound increase.

    The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and a foundation.

    http://theloop21.com/news/new-study-finds-potato-chips-packs-pounds
     
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    my dad routine drinks beer over the course of the day n has done this since i was a child n has not gained weight

    I watch close to 2 hrs of tv off n on daily n have nt gained weight frm it

    my aunt did cite quitting smoking as a reason for her weight gain
     
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    in other news.. Scientists have discovered the link between Water and Drowning. Way to go science!!!
     
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    i hope this information may be helpful to some........
     
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    Greetings Brother James...

    It's not just Potato chips that will put the weight..put Potatos of any kind will put on the weight. If your were in the Armed Services..you've got to remember all those plates of potatos we were made to eat. Even as a Scout when we had the jamborrees there was the potato stacked high, filled with butter everyday...and in both, the order of the day was you had to eat everything on your plate. We always came home with a few extra pounds..the same about the service...lol lol lol lol

    Lilpea...:1on1:
     
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    I agree Chips been a fat food so is IceCream
     
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    you are making me hungry........
     
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    they are "comfort" foods. they make you feel better emotionally but you end up paying a price.
    we need to disengage food from comfort.
     
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