Study: Veggie, fruit-eaters no less likely to gain weight

December 30, 2011 1:20:42 PM PST
Just because you eat a lot of fruits and vegetables doesn't mean you will be immune to weight gain, according to a large new European study.

The study determined those who ate the most fruits and vegetables were no less likely to gain weight once other factors such as calorie intake and exercise habits were taken into account.

But those who quit smoking during the study and ate more fruits and vegetables did experience weight loss for some unknown reason.

Authors of the report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition say you still need to eat fruits and vegetables because these foods are full of nutrients that may help ward off chronic diseases.