A study conducted by researchers from Harvard School of Public Health found thatreducing the intake of certain foods, sleeping 6 to 8 hours each night, exercise enough and turn off the television, can help reduce weight.
Researchers also found five foods were strongly associated with body weight and fiveother food-related weight loss on average.
“The message here that the type and quality of food and drink is very important,” saidDariush Mozaffarian, MD, DrPH, associate professor of medicine and epidemiology atHarvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, as reported by WebMD.
In this study, researchers studied 120,000 participants for 4 years. Mozaffarian said that studies have recently shown how some lifestyle factors, including diet associated with weight loss long term.
The study found there are 5 types of foods that most weight gain and vice versa 5 foods that most can not gain weight, namely:
Foods that are most able to raise the weight
- potato chips
- Other processed potato
- sugary drinks
- Red meat is not processed
- processed meat
Foods that are least able to raise the weight
The study results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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