Candy: What is Moderate Consumption ?. Laura Shumow , MHS Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs. National Confectioners Association. Major association representing the U.S. confectionery industry – small and large companies since 1884
Laura Shumow, MHS
Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs
Studies of more than 15,000 U.S. adults and 11,000 children and adolescents from NHANES data showed no association between candy intake with:
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The objective of this study was to determine whether candy consumption in childhood was predictive of the presence of adverse levels of CVRF, including weight/adiposity measures, in young adulthood.
Research suggests that forbidding certain foods may be counterproductive
Dieting and restrained eating may lead to overeating and poor body weight control in children and adults
It is more productive to promote moderation rather than restriction
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