US adults who consume candy at least every other day no more likely to be overweight nor have greater risk factors for cardiovascular disease than people who eat candy once a week or less than three times a month, research states

LOS ANGELES , May 23, 2013 () – According to a new study published in the Nutrition Journal, U.S. adults who consume candy at least every other day are no more likely to be overweight nor have greater risk factors for cardiovascular disease than people who eat candy once a week or less than three times a month, Food Product Design reported May 22.

While 96% of adults report eating candy, there is variability in frequency and quantity consumed at a given time. Researchers found that frequency of candy consumption was not associated with the risk of obesity when using measures such as body mass index, waist circumference and skinfold thickness.

Also, frequency of candy consumption was not associated with markers of cardiovascular disease risk such as blood pressure, LDL- and HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides and insulin resistance, the researchers noted.

The primary source of this article is Food Product Design, Phoenix, Arizona, on May 22, 2013.

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