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oatmeal is helpful in weight gain or weight loss?

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Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Either: If you eat too much of it, and it's filled with sugar, cinnamon and raisins, it will make you fat. If you eat a reasonable portion size without a lot of sugar, then it's filling, high in fiber, and can be part of a healthy weight loss plan.
Answered on Sep 30, 2019
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Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Both: It depends on the whole diet. The fiber in oatmeal is filling, and can be part of a diet to help you feel full. If however, you eat more calories than you need- you will gain weight even if you eat oatmeal
Answered on May 7, 2015

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