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Archive for June, 2007

Calcium and Weight Loss

Gonzalez A, White E, Kristal A, Littman A. Calcium intake and 10-year weight change in middle-aged adults. J Am Diet Assoc 2006l; 106:1066-1073. A study conducted at Fred Hutchinson Cancer research center in Seattle, Washington evaluated the effect of dietary and supplemental calcium on 10-year weight change in 5250 men and 5341 women from the […]

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Dietary Supplements and Weight Maintenance

Besides being a source of information about calcium, vitamin D, and weight gain, the Vitamins and Lifestyle (VITAL) study yielded other data on dietary supplements. In the VITAL study, 15,655 men and women completed questionnaires about their 10-year use of supplements, dietary and health habits, height, former body weights, and present weight. Among overweight or […]

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Conjugated Linoleic Acid and Weight Loss

Gaullier J, Halse J, Hoivik H, et al. Six months supplementation with conjugated linoleic acid induces regional-specific fat mass decreases in overweight and obese. Br J Nutr 2007; 97:550-560. A randomized, double-blind. placebo-controlled trial examined the use of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in 118 overweight subjects with a body mass index (BMI of 28-32 kg/m2 […]

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Calcium and Bone Health for Women

When women think about what they can do to prevent osteoporosis, most women think of calcium supplementation. Calcium improves bone health, increases bone mineral density, and improves the effectiveness of osteoporosis medications. Although most studies do not show a positive effect of calcium reducing fracture risk, in the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trial, hip fractures […]

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