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Is It the Carbs or the Calories? New Study Pins Weight Gain on Potatoes: A reader, Thibault H writes: So Harvard...

Is It the Carbs or the Calories? New Study Pins Weight Gain on Potatoes: A reader, Thibault H writes: So Harvard...

June 27, 2011 at 9:35AM by Marion Nestle | comment A reader, Thibault H writes : So Harvard University came out with a study that news reporters are saying tells us that those who tend to eat more potatoes gain x amount of weight over 10 years…What do you make of this?…could it be possible that potatoes themselves are not the culprit and rather those who tend to eat more potatoes have a fattier diet or perhaps more sedentary lifestyle. It could indeed. The study , which came out in the New England Journal of Medicine last week, looked at the weight gained by more than 100,000 people who had filled out diet questionnaires in 1986 or later. It correlates what people said they ate with weight gained over periods of 4 years: The results show that people who said they habitually ate potato chips, potatoes, or fries—as well as the the other foods in the top part of the diagram—w...

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