Yogurt, Fruits And Veggies Could Prevent Weight Gain

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The yogurt section is shown at a Whole Foods Market in San Francisco. (AP)
The yogurt section at a Whole Foods Market in San Francisco. (AP)

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

  • Yogurt
  • Nuts
  • Fruits
  • Whole grains
  • Non-starchy vegetables

Foods most associated with weight gain

  • Potato chips
  • Potatoes
  • Sugary drinks
  • Unprocessed red meats
  • Processed meats


This segment aired on August 3, 2011.


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