Navigation Links
Drink milk and lose more weight, according to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev research
Date:9/20/2010

BEER-SHEVA, ISRAEL, September 21, 2010 -- A new weight loss study conducted by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers reveals that dieters who consumed milk or milk products lost more weight on average than those who consumed little to no milk products.

Regardless of diet, researchers also found participants with the highest dairy calcium intake, equal to 12 oz. of milk or other dairy products (580 mg of dairy calcium), lost about 12 pounds (6 kg.) at the end of the two years. In comparison, those with the lowest dairy calcium intake averaging about 150 mg dairy calcium, or about half of a glass, only lost seven pounds on average. The study was published in the current issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Beyond calcium, the researchers also found that blood levels of vitamin D independently affected weight loss success. Vitamin D levels increased among those who lost more weight.

The dietary intervention study also confirmed other research that overweight participants have lower blood levels of vitamin D.

More than 300 overweight men and women, aged 40 to 65, participated in the study evaluating low fat, Mediterranean or low-carb diets for two years. Dr. Danit Shahar, of BGU's S. Daniel Abraham Center for Health and Nutrition and the Faculty of Health Sciences, led the study. It was part of the Dietary Intervention Randomized Control Trial (DIRECT) conducted at the Nuclear Research Center in Israel.

According to Dr. Shahar, "It was known that over-weight people had lower levels of serum vitamin D but this is the first study that actually shows that serum Vitamin D increased among people who lost weight. This result lasted throughout the two years that the study was conducted, regardless of whether they were on a low-carb, low fat or Mediterranean diet."

Vitamin D increases calcium absorption in the bloodstream and in addition to sun exposure can be obtained from fortified milk, fatty fish and eggs.

Americans generally consume less than the recommended daily requirement of Vitamin D which is found in four glasses of milk (400 international units).


'/>"/>

Contact: Andrew Lavin
alc@alavin.com
516-944-4486
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Why binge drinking is bad for your bones
2. New study shows drinking your vegetables may be a solution to bridging the vegetable gap
3. Drink brewed tea to avoid tooth erosion
4. Another reason to drink a nice cup of shade-grown joe
5. Intervention method reduces binge drinking
6. Energy drinks: The coffee of a new generation?
7. 1 drug may help people both lay down the drink and put out the cigarette
8. After a few drinks, older adults more impaired than they think
9. Scots and Irish at greater risk of drink-related death, study shows
10. Eat, drink and be merry?
11. Nutrition experts propose new class of low-sugar drinks to help stem obesity and diabetes epidemics
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/8/2016)... Kingdom , Jan. 8, 2016   Bruin Biometrics, ... today announced the closing of a $9 million financing. The ... the financing will be used to accelerate the commercialization of ... early-stage pressure ulcers. United Kingdom ... Mark approval. The device,s introduction has been met with enthusiasm ...
(Date:1/7/2016)... , Jan. 7, 2016 Various factors ... biopharmaceutical products such as biologics and biosimilars. Some ... reduce healthcare expenditure, growing demand for cost-effective alternatives, ... population. Biosimilars are similar versions of their corresponding ... to their quality, safety, and efficacy. The global ...
(Date:1/6/2016)... , Jan. 6, 2016 Based ... market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes MorphoTrak, LLC, a ... North American Frost & Sullivan Company of the ... fingerprint scanning technology, Morpho Wave™ , has consolidated ... the fingerprint biometrics market. Morpho Wave is ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/3/2016)... ... February 03, 2016 , ... ... and Unix visualization solutions today announced the addition of a powerful “Session Preview” ... to see the current state of the remote Linux desktop or other applications ...
(Date:2/3/2016)... , Feb. 3, 2016  Silk Therapeutics, Inc., today announced ... Silk Therapeutics has now raised a total of $10.25 million ... the company. The Series A2 round was led by existing ... , with participation from new investors Lear Corporation and Highland ... Roy P. Disney ; Richard Sackler , MD, with ...
(Date:2/3/2016)... NY (PRWEB) , ... February 03, 2016 , ... ... new products to aid in the rapid development and ongoing quality control of ... Zika Virus outbreak is extremely high,” Dr. Gregory R. Chiklis, President and CEO ...
(Date:2/3/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 03, 2016 , ... ... silicon (Si) and InGaAs chips and wafers, and InP epi wafers based in ... from silicon detectors–including photodiodes, photo transistors, and Avalanche photodiodes–to Si and InGaAs PIN ...
Breaking Biology Technology: