Eating Fake Fat Makes you Real Fat, Olestra Study Finds

Via Scoop.itHealthcare Continuing Education

In a new study released today by Purdue University, researchers found that rats who were fed Olean-containing potato chips as part of a high-fat diet ate more overall and gained more weight than those who were fed a high fat diet and regular, full-fat potato chips.

But overeating may not be the only reason why fat substitutes make you pack on the pounds. Researchers suspect that fake fats actually mess with our body’s ability to digest and metabolize food, making us more likely to retain weight from what we eat.
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