Healthy Living: A Cupcake a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

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A Cupcake a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

by Joanne Troppello

I like cupcakes. Many people do. My favorite is a chocolate chip cupcake with chocolate frosting. Yes, I am a chocoholic and am not ashamed to admit it. I don’t want to stop my addiction to chocolate any time soon! 😉

A Fox News Health article reported a study where volunteers got to eat four cupcakes a day as part of an experiment. When I read that, I thought that may be great for some people, but I don’t think I could or would want to eat four cupcakes per day. But the researchers found some people to participate in this study.

You can check out the article here, All in the Name of Science, but the basic idea was that a group of 40 volunteers ate four cupcakes a day in order for the effects of fat on our bodies to be determined.

I don’t know about you, but if I’m eating four cupcakes a day, I’m gonna gain weight—there will be effects on my body! Especially as I have gotten older and my metabolism has slowed down. Boy, do I wish I had my metabolism from my twenties back—although, I wouldn’t want everything back from my twenties! The mistakes I made in my younger days, can stay in the past.

The volunteers participating in this study and who got to eat four cupcakes a day were comprised of a group of students at Uppsala University in Sweden.

These student volunteers continued on their sugar eating marathon for six weeks. Wow! I can’t imagine eating four cupcakes a day for six weeks.

The leader of this study, Fredrik Rosqvist, is a PhD student at the university. He specializes in fatty acids and metabolism. Of course, it was not difficult to find these 40 volunteers.

Rosqvist’s research found that different kinds of fat have different effects on the human body. Apparently, Rosqvist also baked all the cupcakes by himself so that he could maintain the uniformity of content. All participants had to have a Body Mass Index of 20-27 to participate in the study. That is a normal BMI, but Rosqvist estimated that the participants would likely gain about 3 percent body weight over the six-week period of the study.

What do you think about this? Would you volunteer for this study and eat four cupcakes a day for six weeks?

About the Author

Joanne Troppello is a published author of 3 inspirational fiction novels and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Mustard Seed Sentinel. She has experience as a freelance writer in topics such as marketing, retail marketing, health and wellness, SEO and social media, travel and lifestyle, website content, recommendations for apps, and content for blogs. Visit her Amazon Author Page for more information regarding her books. Connect on Twitter. Read more about Mustard Seed Sentinel here.

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