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Pre-packaged Foods Make People Overeat and Obese, Study Finds

Pre-packaged Foods Make People Overeat and Obese, Study Finds
According to the study conducted by a National Institute of Health it is found that, ultra-processed foods are the main reasons of weight gain and calories when compared to those who consume minimally processed foods.

The researchers at the NIH's National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) conducted a small study on 20 adults, which is the very first ever randomized controlled trial testing the effects of heavily processed foods defined by the NOVA classification system. While this system think about the foods "heavily-processed" if they includes products such as hydrogenated oils, high-fructose corn syrup, flavouring agents and emulsifiers.

The study conducted at NIH Clinical Centre on 20 healthy adults included 10 male and 10 female volunteers. The volunteers were given meals  made up of ultra-processed foods or meals of minimally processed foods, example for ultra-processed food might consist of a bagel with cream cheese and turkey bacon, while the minimally processed meal are oatmeal with bananas, walnuts and skim milk. However both processed and unprocessed meals had the same proportion of calories, sugar, fibre, fat and carbohydrates and the amount of intake was left upon the volunteers, then can eat as much or as little as they wish.

As a result, people who ate ultra-processed meals intake about 500 calories compared to the people who ate unprocessed food. The ultra-processed food eaters also ate faster and put on weight, while rest of them lost weight on unprocessed diet.

Meanwhile the intake of those ultra-processed foods will lead to extra-calories, extra-weight and finally to a serious health risk. Griffin P Rodgers, Director at NIDDK said that study's like this plays a vital role  in giving knowledge over the importance of nutrition in health and may also assist people in finding out foods that are healthy, nutritious and accessible- that also help people to lead healthy and long life.
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