Diet foods for kids may lead to obesity later
Canadian researchers have found that children who eat diet or low-calorie food can actually cause children to overeat, leading to obesity, according to a study published in the academic journal Obesity.
A team of researchers from the University of Alberta conducted a study on rats and found that animals learn to connect the taste of food with the amount of caloric energy it provides.
The team believes children who consume low-calorie versions of foods that are normally high in calories may develop distorted connections between taste and calorie content, leading them to overeat as they grow up.
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