Candy Eaters Are Slimmer

People who eat candy and chocolate tend to have smaller waists, weigh less and have a lower body mass index than those who don't indulge in these treats, a new study says.

Have a sweet tooth? It might not be as bad for you as you think. According to a recent report from Louisiana State University, "candy and chocolate consumers had a 14 percent lower risk of elevated blood pressure and a 15 percent decreased risk of having metabolic syndrome—a collection of symptoms that put people at risk for heart disease and stroke. However, the results do not suggest that eating candy helps you lose pounds, the researchers say. Rather, it may be that candy consumers exercise more to make up for the additional calories they're taking in."

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