January 19, 2012

Eating Protein or Fat? It Doesn’t Matter, More Means Extra Fat


 A habit of overeating lean chicken will put as much extra fat on your body as overeating the same number of calories in donuts or butter cookies, a new study says…On the other hand, too much protein, especially in the forms found in Americans' diets, may not be a good thing, said Diane Dressel, registered dietitian at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis. "A lot of people have it in their heads that chicken is lean. If it's home-prepared, skinless and grilled, it is," Dressel said. "However, the way chicken is often presented to us — it's breaded, fried or there are sauces on it."

MyHealthNewsDaily, by Lauren Cox, 1/3/2012

Tags: Mayo Clinic Health System, Nutrition

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