Washington: US researchers have indicated that consuming snacks cannot be blamed for the rise in obesity.
"The literature does not support the intuitive notion that increased consumption of snack foods is an independent cause of obesity," said Anderson. In fact for some age groups - young children and older adults, for example – "foods consumed outside a meal are important sources of nutrients as well as energy."The research has been presented at the 2011 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo. ANI
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