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Groundbreaking New Study On Ultra-Processed Foods Provides Possible Causal Smoking Gun For Our Global Obesity Struggles

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Yoni Freedhoff, MD,

Family doc, Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Author of The Diet Fix, and founder of Ottawa's non-surgical Bariatric Medical Institute—a multi-disciplinary, ethical, evidence-based nutrition and weight management centre. Nowadays I'm more likely to stop drugs than start them. You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook.

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Abstract: The reason why weights rise in the industrialized world remains unclear, but most agree that diet plays a crucial role. The endless list of fad diets from paleo to keto to low-carb has led to public mistrust and confusion. The results of a new study titled "Ultra-processed diets cause excess calorie intake and weight gain: A one-month inpatient randomized controlled trial of ad libitum food intake" strongly suggests that regardless of diet, ultra-processed foods should be avoided.
Key Words: diet, nutrition, ultra-processed foods, calorie intake, weight gain.
Helping patients understand the importance of limiting the consumption of ultra-processed foods may be the first step to a healthier lifestyle.
Suggest planning meals ahead of time and eating healthy fats (olive oils, avocado, nuts), grains, enough protein (fish, beans, nuts) and fresh fruit and vegetables.
Discuss how ultra-processed foods may well be a contributor to both weight and other diet related diseases.
Reducing or eliminating consumption of ultra-processed foods may be an effective strategy for obesity prevention and treatment, but doing so requires privilege, time, skill, and expense.
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