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Monday, June 20, 2011

FAT SUBSTITUTES

Rats on high-fat diet gained more weight eating Pringles Light chips made with olestra

Fat Substitutes Linked to Weight Gain

Rats on high-fat diet gained more weight after eating low-calorie potato chips made with fat substitutes

WASHINGTON—Synthetic fat substitutes used in low-calorie potato chips and other foods could backfire and contribute to weight gain and obesity, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association.

The study, by researchers at Purdue University, challenges the conventional wisdom that foods made with fat substitutes help with weight loss. “Our research showed that fat substitutes can interfere with the body’s ability to regulate food intake, which can lead to inefficient use of calories and weight gain,” said Susan E. Swithers, PhD, the lead researcher and a Purdue psychology professor. The study was published online in the APA journal Behavioral Neuroscience. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 2:53 pm | [0] comments

Monday, February 07, 2005

FAT REPLACERS

Fat replacers in moderation safe and useful to reduce fat and calorie intake

"[T]he majority of fat replacers, when used in moderation by adults, can be safe and useful adjuncts to lowering the fat content of foods and may play a role in decreasing total dietary energy and fat intake," according to the American Dietetic Association. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Feb 07, 2005 10:02 am | [0] comments
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