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Can breakfast help keep us thin? Nutrition science is tricky


Can breakfast help keep us thin? Nutrition science is tricky
WDEF News 12

What it does show is how difficult it can be to sort the hype from reliable dietary advice when studies are funded by the makers of Froot Loops, nutrition science is often inconclusive, and gray areas can be spun for marketing.Take Special K. In the 1990s, Special K boxes featured findings that people who didn’t normally eat breakfast lost more weight after they started doing so.“That was the little piece they put on the cereal box,” said David Schlundt, a co-author of the study of about 50 women. Not mentioned on those boxes: Regular breakfast eaters who started skipping the meal lost even more weight, compared to those who stuck with their routines.That doesn’t mean particular breakfasts can’t help some people control their appetites, or bring other benefits like energy.

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