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I have to use the "*" for this story because the study here was FUNDED by the National Confectioners Association, a trade group representing the candy, chocolate, and gum industry. According to their findings, candy doesn't make you fat or kill you. Candy has no negative effects on you at all!
No surprise that New England Journal of Medicine (my weekend reading material) disagrees with the NCA's findings. But that doesn't stop the candy people. Laura Shumow, MHS, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, National Confectioners Association, said in a press release: "There is a place for little pleasures, such as candy, in life. A little treat in moderation can have a positive impact on mood and satisfaction, and as emerging research suggests, minimal impact on diet and health risk."
I'll take my treat in the KING size, please.