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Study Shows Reading Food Labels Might Be More Important Than Exercise

Food Label (via Dan4th)

In a dream world, none of your food comes from boxes. Alas, in the real world, some of it probably does. Which leads to the question: Do you read food labels? There's been all sorts of kerfuffle lately about streamlining food labels, but regardless of the imperfections of their current state, new research shows that label readers fare better than non-label readers. But it's more than that. In the study, reading food labels appeared to matter more than exercise! According to the study "people who observe the labels and do not exercise display a slightly greater likelihood of weight loss than those who do exercise but do not pay attention to food labels." Not that you should stop exercising. Reading food labels and also exercising, now that's where it's at.