Studies related to Body Fat and Potatoes

French-fried Potatoes Consumption And Energy Balance: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Effect None
Values Change in total fat mass (grams); French fries: +30.85; French fries with herbs: +225.16; almonds: +231.27.
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 180
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 30-44
Body Types Overweight, Average
Notes for this study:
In this 30-day randomized controlled trial, 180 participants (average age of 30, average BMI of 26) added to their usual diet 300 kcal per day of either salted almonds, french fries, or french fries with herbs and spices (a combination of oregano, basil, garlic, onion, and rosemary). There was no difference between groups for the change in fat mass assessed by DXA (the primary outcome). The plain french fries group lost body weight (−0.24 kg) compared to the almond (+0.49 kg) and french fries with herbs and spices (+0.47 kg) groups.
Funding issues for this study:
This study was funded in part by the the Alliance for Potato Research and Education.

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