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Potato Chips Can Cause Obesity

New research reveals that potato chips are more likely to cause obesity compared to other culprit foods like ice cream, candy and soda. Potato chips are also addictive and many people can’t stop with a few chips and eat the whole bag.

Harvard University researchers say diet has a greater impact on body weight compared to exercise and other habits. Their study was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Obesity is raging in the US, with 66% of American adults becoming obese or overweight. Childhood obesity is also rampant. And, many people do not even know the reason behind their gradual weight gain.

The research study reveals that diet is the key. The researchers advise people to eat more nuts, whole grains, vegetables and fruits. Limit your intake of soda, sweets, red meat and potatoes. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly can help avoid weight gain.

The study reveals that alcohol, TV watching, quitting smoking and inadequate sleep can all lead to weight gain. Avoiding weight gain is important because it is difficult to lose unwanted flab after putting on the pounds.

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