Bad for Me, Why? Chicken Contributes to Weight Gain

In several recent studies, different groups ate the same foods except for the amounts of meat. Even controlling for equal calories, the more meat a person ate, the more weight they gained. Those who ate 1.5 servings or more of meat a day crossed the threshold of a BMI of 25 to become officially classified as overweight. 

A new study found that chicken consumption in particular was most associated with weight gain in both men and women. Even those who ate the equivalent of a single chicken breast once every two weeks (compared to those who didn’t eat any chicken at all), had a significantly greater increase in their body mass index. That’s around one chicken nugget per day. See more on Poultry and Weight Gain here

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