Snacks seem to help teens control weight

June 25, 2010

But it's far from the final word. It adds to a conflicting body of research on whether snacking is good or bad for the waistline.

In this study of about 5,800 teenagers, those who reported having four or more snacks a day were 60 percent less likely to have a weight issue.

But researcher say it's still not clear if grazing helps prevent weight gain or promote weight-loss long-term.

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