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Health and Fitness

May 21, 2013

Eating candy not linked to obesity, heart disease

WASHINGTON — Washington: A new research has suggested that frequency of candy consumption is not associated with weight or certain adverse health risks.

According to a recent data analysis, adults who consume candy at least every other day are no more likely to be overweight nor have greater risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) than moderate consumers (about once a week) or even less frequent candy eaters (less than 3 times per month).

Almost all adults reported eating candy, but there is variability in frequency and quantity consumed at a given time. Previous research has shown that candy consumers are not more likely to be overweight or have greater risk factors for chronic disease than non-consumers of candy.

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