Health and Fitness

Study: Junk Food Not Only Cause of Obesity


Despite the knowledge of how damaging obesity is to the body, the rates continue to rise. And it’s not just us fat Americans, it’s quickly becoming a worldwide problem. But in a surprising new study published in Obesity Science & Practice, Cornell professors found a surprising link in obesity that might surprise you. It’s not the junk food that’s making you fat, but how much of junk you eat. Junk food alone isn’t the cause of obesity. The study also revealed that unweight people consumed more junk food than obese people, but the major difference between the two is that fat people eat way more french fries. No; I’m serious.

Soda, candy, and fast food are often painted as the prime culprits in the national discussion of obesity in the United States. While a diet of chocolate bars and cheese burgers washed down with a Coke is inadvisable from a nutritional standpoint, these foods are not likely to be a leading cause of obesity in the United States according to a new Cornell University Food and Brand Lab study conducted by the Lab co-directors David Just, PhD, and Brian Wansink, PhD. The study, published in Obesity Science & Practice, finds that intake frequency of these foods is not related to Body Mass Index in the average adult. [SOURCE] 

Cool story, bro. I guess all the lobbying Michelle Obama did to get junk food out of schools was all for not. Because according to this study, obesity is less about what foods we eat, but how much to the crap we stuff into our pie holes. I for one, ain’t buying it. Who funding this study, McDonalds???

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Let’s talk about junk food for a second. We call it “junk” because it provides a cheap source of energy with processed sugary sweets (which you soon crash), but provides little to no other nutritional value. And because it gives such little nutritional value, you body tends to crave more fake food when the cheap source is used. There’s a tendency to eat more junk food because you’re starving your body of what it needs in the first place–real, whole, unprocessed foods.

What do you think? Are you buying this study?

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