Three slices of white bread a day
People who eat white bread daily are at greater risk of
obesity, a study has found
People who eat three slices of white bread a day are more likely to be overweight or obese, a study has found.
Researchers in Spain found graduates who ate three slives of white bread per day were 40 per cent more likely to be obese or overweight five years later when compared with people who ate it once a week.
The findings were presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Sofia, Bulgaria.
There was no link with obesity and wholemeal bread consumption, the researcher said, as this may because of the fibre and complex carbohydrate content which makes people feel fuller for longer.
The team carried out a 136-item food questionnaire among 9,267 Spanish university graduates and followed them up for an average of five years, calculating their weight gain over time.