By Robert Preidt
TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The nourishment sitting out on your kitchen counter offers clues almost your weight, a modern ponder uncovers.
Cornell University analysts photographed kitchen counters in more than 200 American homes and after that checked the weight of the women living in those houses.
Ladies who had breakfast cereal sitting on the counter weighed 20 pounds more than ladies who didn’t have cereal boxes on show. And ladies in homes with soft drinks sitting on the counter weighed 24 to 26 pounds more than those living in homes without soft drinks on the counter, the investigators found.
“It’s your fundamental ‘see-food diet’ — you eat what you see,” lead author Brian Wansink, teacher and chief of Cornell’s Nourishment and Brand Lab, said in a college news discharge.
“As a cereal lover, that stunned me. Cereal contains a health-halo, but if you eat a modest bunch every time you walk by, it’s not progressing to make you skinny,” he clarified.
On the flip side, women who had a supplied natural product bowl on their countertops weighed 13 pounds less than ladies without the easily open fruit.
Although this ponder found an association between what was on the counter and a person’s weight, it wasn’t planned to demonstrate a cause-and-effect relationship.
The study was distributed online recently in the diary Wellbeing Education and Behavior.
“We’ve got a saying in our lab: ‘If you want to be thin, do what skinny people do.’ In the event that skinny people make their homes ‘slim by design’ by clearing the counters of everything but the fruit bowl, it won’t hurt us to do the same,” Wansink said.