Fruit Helps Prevent Weight Gain

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BREAKING MEDICAL NEWS July 2, 2015

Fruit Helps Prevent Weight Gain

July 2, 2015

A diet rich in whole fruits helps people maintain a healthful weight, according to a review published this month in the Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. Researchers analyzed 17 studies looking at fruit intake and the effects on long-term weight gain in adults. Those who added whole or dried fruit to their diets had a reduced risk for long-term weight gain. Researchers suspect that increasing whole fruit consumption reduces overall energy intake, thus aiding weight loss.

Hebden L, O'Leary F, Rangan A, Singgih LE, Hirani V, Allman-Farinelli M. Fruit consumption and adiposity status in adults: a systematic review of current evidence. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. Published online June 26, 2015.

 

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