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.