Exciting New Study; Very Specific Recommendations

No Potato Chips!! And;
Other food strongly associated with weight gain in the prospective longitudinal results reported in the June 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine included:
** Potatoes at 1.28 lb
** Sugar-sweetened beverages at 1.00 lb
** Unprocessed red meats at 0.95 lb
** Processed meats at 0.93 lb

*** Good ***

Four-year weight loss was most associated with intake of:
** Yogurt at -0.82 lb
** Nuts at -0.57 lb
** Fruits at -0.49 lb
** Whole grains at -0.37 lb
** Vegetables at -0.22 lb

Amplify’d from www.medpagetoday.com

Potato Chips a Top Culprit in Gradual Weight Gain

By Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Published: June 22, 2011
Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and
Dorothy Caputo, MA, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, Nurse Planner
Potato chips may be the most dangerous food for your hips, according to a study that lays out weight-associated foods by the pound.
Roughly half of the average 3.35 pounds a healthy, nonobese American gains over four years could be chalked up to eating more potato chips over time (1.69 lb per additional serving per day),
Other food strongly associated with weight gain in the prospective longitudinal results reported in the June 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine included:


  • Potatoes at 1.28 lb
  • Sugar-sweetened beverages at 1.00 lb
  • Unprocessed red meats at 0.95 lb
  • Processed meats at 0.93 lb
Four-year weight loss
was most associated with intake of:
  • Yogurt at -0.82 lb
  • Nuts at -0.57 lb
  • Fruits at -0.49 lb
  • Whole grains at -0.37 lb
  • Vegetables at -0.22 lb

These tended to be creeping gains of only 0.8 lb on average per year, which makes it tough to perceive specific causes, Mozaffarian’s group noted.

“But accumulated over time, even modest increases in weight have implications for long-term adiposity-related metabolic dysfunction, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer,” they warned in the paper.

The foods associated with weight loss fit with the emphasis on fruit, vegetables, and grains on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s plate graphic that recently replaced the food pyramid to guide food choices, Kramer pointed out.

The analysis pooled results from the Nurses’ Health Study I and II and Health Professionals Follow-up Study for a total of 120,877 women and men free of chronic diseases and obesity at baseline who were followed for weight gain from 1986 to 2006, 1991 to 2003, and 1986 to 2006, respectively.

Weight gain averaged 3.35 lb across the cohorts during each four-year period, representing 2.4% of body weight, and added up to an average 16.8 lb over 20 years.

Other lifestyle factors also played a role in longer-term weight change (P<0.001).

Weight gain was linked to alcohol use (0.41 lb per drink per day), smoking cessation (new quitters gained 5.17 lb, former smokers gained 0.14 lb), and television watching (0.31 lb per hour per day).

Not surprisingly, physical activity was associated with 1.76 lb of weight loss over four years for the top versus bottom quintiles.

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