Having trouble losing weight? Might want to check your calcium intake.
Researchers from Laval University in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, point to evidence suggesting that low calcium intake is a risk factor for obesity.
“Taken together, these observations suggest that insufficient calcium intake can be part of the obesity problem in some individuals and that an increase in calcium/dairy intake is part of the solution,” they say.
The latest study was published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Researchers state that when overweight or obese people who have insufficient calcium intake increased the amount of calcium they consumed, they lost more weight and more fat.
They suggest that the reson for this is that calcium may increase fat metabolism (burning of fat for energy), cause fat to be expelled in feces, and possibly curb appetite.
The following “key teaching points” are copied directly from the abstract:
- Low dietary calcium intake is a significant risk factor for overweight in adults.
- Calcium/dairy supplementation may accentuate the impact of a weight-reducing program in obese low calcium consumers.
- Calcium/dairy supplementation promotes fecal fat loss and fat oxidation.
- Calcium/dairy supplementation favors a decrease in energy intake and a facilitation of appetite control in obese individuals during weight loss.
So if you’re trying to lose weight, a good calcium supplement may be just the boost you’re looking for.
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