A study of 900 primary school pupils in Norway found that fat children ate healthy foods – such as fruit, vegetables, fish, and brown bread, as well as low-calorie cheese and yoghurt – more frequently than their normal-weight peers.
The research suggested that a good diet without exercise would not be enough to prevent weight gain.
So it ain\’t the junk food (which the thin children did eat), it\’s, as we all thought we knew, the relationship between calories in and calories used that determines.
However, the value of the research is slightly devalued by this:
His research, published in September, found that on average men burned 1,380 calories per day in the 1980s, the same as today, while women used 950 calories. The major change has been in calorie intake, which has increased by at least a third to 3,500 calories a day, he said.
If that we actually true then we\’d all be immovable lumps of fat already.