Potato Extract: Prevents Weight Gain in Mice

Potatoes have long been thought of as a starch-filled food that pack a big punch on your plates — but that could also pack on pounds.

But recent lab testing being undertaken by researchers at Montreal’s McGill University indicates the humble potato could actually provide a key to weight control.

Their research indicates potato extract has been shown to prevent obesity in mice.

…”The one dose of the potato extract is equivalent to eating 30 potatoes. Thirty regular-sized table potatoes,” said Lou Agellon a professor with McGill’s School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition.

Source: Potato extract could prevent weight gain, McGill research indicates

The article claims the extract is working by blocking the fat absorption – but it’s excess calories that are stored as fat, not fat being fat on our bodies.  We know that increased saturated fat food consumption doesn’t lead to fat in the blood