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Guess Which Calories Are Causing Obesity?

A study of obese children found that participants experienced significant improvements in obesity-related measurements, and felt more full, after being fed extra carbs and starches to maintain their weight, but less sugar. The study was published in the Journal of Obesity by the University of California, San Francisco, Benioff's Children Hospital and the College Of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University, California.

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Another exhibit in the case against consuming too much dietary sugar. In a small study 43 obese children were put on very low sugar diets, but not to lose weight, in fact they were fed additional carbs and starches to maintain their weights. Not only did the kids start feeling fuller with less food, there were significant improvement in blood pressure, cholesterol, and other measures closely tied to obesity-related metabolic syndrome illnesses, says one of the authors of this study in the Journal of Obesity, sugar calories are the worst.