The Canadian Potato Council (CPC) is challenging the conclusions of a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on potatoes and potato consumption, which wrongly depicts potatoes as a hindrance to weight loss and maintaining a healthy body weight.
The majority of the scientific nutrition community states that potatoes are nutrient-dense, meaning many nutrients are obtained for the amount of calories, reported Fresh Plaza.
According to leading nutritionists such as Dr. Katherine Beals, R.D., Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and a nutrition consultant to the United States Potato Board, "the study calls into question the long-validated idea that the ultimate determinate of weight gain and weight loss is calories in and calories out...but the study says ‘total energy intake was not included as a co-variable.' This means calories weren't included in the analyses. So it's disingenuous for the researchers to say calories aren't important because their study didn't control for them."