Diabetes Forecast

More Produce, Fewer Pounds

By Miriam E. Tucker ,


If you want to prevent weight gain, eating foods containing compounds called flavonoids may help. In three studies involving a total 124,086 adults who kept food diaries and reported their weight every four years between 1986 and 2011, researchers found that those who ate more fruits and vegetables containing flavonoids, such as apples, pears, berries, and peppers, gained less weight than those who didn’t eat them. Over each four-year period, the equivalent of eating a half cup of blueberries daily resulted in approximately 2.8 fewer pounds gained, but the studies didn’t prove cause and effect.
Source: The BMJ, published online Jan. 27, 2016



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