Study: Use of fat substitute increases obesity in tested rats

06/21/2011 | ABC News

A study in Behavioral Neuroscience found that rats fed with potato chips made with olestra, a fat substitute, consumed more food and gained more weight than rats fed with high-calorie chips. The findings suggest that using fat substitutes may contribute to weight gain and obesity as it can interfere with the body's ability to regulate food intake, experts said.

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