New Study: Frequency of candy consumption doesn’t raise obesity risk

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At a time when the spotlight is focused on obesity more than ever, new research published in Nutrition Journal and sponsored by NCA suggests that the frequency of candy consumption is not associated with weight or certain adverse health risks.

The study doesn’t mean  that candy can be consumed without limits.  However, the results do suggest that most people are treating themselves to candy without increasing their risk of obesity or  cardiovascular disease.

While  more research is needed to  further understand the role candy plays in life it’s clear that a little  treat in moderation can not only have a positive impact on mood but also has a minimal impact on diet and health risk.

The article abstract can be accessed here:  http://www.nutritionj.com/content/12/1/53/abstract.