"Incorrect assumptions have taught that bread should be eliminated from weight control plans; this idea has been fostered by the recommendations and instructions of many weight-reducing plans (2). The instructions of many fad-type diets state that 'starchy' foods such as bread and potatoes should be avoided...Measurement of food intake and caloric deposition in the carcasses of rats fed a high-fat or a natural grain diet indicated that for each 1000 cal intake the high-fat fed rats retained twice as many calories as the grain-fed animals (3)."
- increase their hunger (it decreased their hunger)
- increase body weight (it resulted in weight loss by reducing other food intake)
- increase their blood sugar levels (they had no change in blood sugar levels)
- raise the risk of heart disease (it decreased the levels of a major heart disease risk factor, total serum cholesterol)
|Source: Abdullah et al (full text pdf)|