Hefty High-Calcium Dieters Biggest Losers
Obese adults who increase their dietary calcium while adhering to a diet lose more weight than those on a similar diet who don’t take additional calcium.
Thirty-two obese adults were placed on four different diets for six months: a balanced-deficit diet (500 mg of dietary calcium per day), a standard diet (400 to 500 mg of dietary calcium per day), a high-calcium diet (800 mg of dietary calcium per day) or a high-dairy diet (1,200 to 1,300 mg of dietary calcium per day).
Patients on the high-dairy and high-calcium diets lost the most weight. Total fat loss in the trunk region of the body was also highest in these groups.
—Obesity Research, April 2004Click Here To View Or Post Comments