We've all heard the old adage "everything in moderation" when it comes to weight control.
But a recent study by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health calls that theory into question. Researchers found that eating more of certain foods, and less of others could help combat weight gain.
Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian of Harvard School of Public Health told Here & Now's Robin Young that "There may be certain types of calories that make us more full and make us eat less."
Foods most associated with preventing weight gain
- Whole grains
- Non-starchy vegetables
Foods most associated with weight gain
- Potato chips
- Sugary drinks
- Unprocessed red meats
- Processed meats
- Dr. Dariush Mozzafarian, Harvard School of Public Health cardiologist and epidemiologist
This segment aired on August 3, 2011.