Moderate intake of sweets won't raise obesity risk, study finds

03/31/2011 | MyHealthNewsDaily.com

People 19 or older who consumed an average of 1.3 ounces of candy and chocolate a day had a slightly lower body mass index than nonconsumers and a 15% lower risk of metabolic syndrome, according to a study funded by the National Confectioners Association and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The results indicate that consuming sweets in moderation will not increase the risk of obesity or disease, researchers said.

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