Flavonoids Help Prevent Weight Gain

flavonoid-rich fruit and vegetables could be an effective way of preventing weight gain.

Flavonoids are compounds beneficial to health that are naturally found in fruit and vegetables. Previous studies have already linked them to weight loss.

the Health Professionals Follow Up Study, Nurses' Health Study, and Nurses' Health Study II, and asked.

them to report on their weight, lifestyle habits, and any recently diagnosed illnesses every two years for a 24-year period between 1986 and 2011.

After taking into account dietary and lifestyle factors such as smoking status and participants' levels of physical activity,

The strongest link was found between the flavonoids anthocyanins, found in blueberries and strawberries; flavonoid polymers, found in tea and apples; and flavonols, found in tea and onions.

observational study the research has limitations, the researchers stated that the findings "may help to refine previous dietary recommendations for the prevention of obesity

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