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Candy Consumption = Weight Loss—Say Candymakers

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Remember the Golden Rule? Whoever has the gold makes the rules! The same can hold true for a “scientific study.” Whoever foots the bill dictates the results!

This sad reality was seen recently when the National Confectioner’s Association funded a “scientific” paper which found that kids who eat candy tend to weigh less than those who don’t. This survey was as unbiased as it was “scientific”—the study was riddled from start to finish with procedural gaffes and absurd conclusions. And it was co-written by a former cereal company exec whose primary focus is product marketing.

Big Food will try anything to peddle their sugary wares to the public. Remember Coca-Cola’s (now disbanded) Global Energy Balance Network? It was a nonprofit that promoted the idea that obesity is caused by lack of exercise rather than a poor diet. So, Americans could drink all the sugar they wanted!

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  • holisticpoet

    We need to learn we cannot trust what we are told and must figure things out for ourselves.

  • Cara_C

    When I was growing up in the 1970s, we did eat all the sugar we wanted. We ate white bread as a daily staple. We never thought of eating quinoa or kale. The kids ran around a lot, but the adults I knew did very little exercise. For the most part, we were slim or normal weight without a struggle. I’m not saying sugar and refined flour are the healthiest foods, but they’re not what’s causing our obesity epidemic.

    • Hannibal Smith

      They also only ate three meals a day with no snacks back then. Eating all the time + excess calories is causing the obesity crisis.