Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Calcium - The Key To Quick Weight Loss


Are you dieting your way to bone loss?

Are you aware that the diet you follow may be depleting your bones of essential nutrients and increasing your chances of developing osteoporosis? Popular diets may promise quick weight loss, but calcium and other important nutrients are often missing from the menu, which can lead to bone loss.

And women who consistently limit what they eat to avoid gaining weight may undermine the health of their bones, according to a study by ARS researchers in California. (1)

The study looked at the eating behavior of women between the ages of 18 and 50 and found that those classified as "restrained eaters" had significantly lower bone mineral density and bone mineral content (key indicators of overall bone strength and health) than women who said they weren't concerned about what they ate.

"Exercise and eating a well-balanced diet with adequate calcium, are two of the best ways to keep your bones strong and healthy." advise the researchers.

Calcium is not only good for your bones but can help you maintain a healthy, low fat diet too. There has been increasing media coverage about numerous studies showing that a diet rich in calcium helps reduce body fat.

Why is calcium important in weight loss?

Calcium is a fat burner. High-calcium diets seem to favor burning rather than storing fat. Researchers say this is because calcium stored in fat cells plays an important role in fat storage and breakdown.

Calcium changes the efficiency of weight loss . In fact, study after study has shown that the people with the highest calcium intake overall weighed the least, and the people with the lowest calcium intake had the highest percentage of body fat. (2,3,4)

When overall calorie consumption is accounted for, calcium not only helps keep weight in check, but can be associated specifically with decreases in body fat. A low daily calcium intake is associated with greater tendency to gain weight, particularly in women. (5)

Researchers found that adolescent girls who consumed more calcium weighed less and had less body fat than girls who consumed the same amount of calories from other sources. (6)

Previous studies have shown that a higher calcium intake can block body fat production in adults and preschool children (7), but this was one of the first studies to show that it might have the same effect in body-conscious preteen and teenage girls.

But aren't dairy products fattening?

Some dieters consider dairy products to be fattening, but the evidence suggests the opposite is true.

Consumption of calcium-rich dairy foods can actually help to reduce and prevent obesity. Over 20 recent studies show that milk products actually contribute to weight loss.

A new study in obese adults, presented at the First Annual Nutrition Week Conference, showed that increasing calcium intake by the equivalent of two dairy servings per day could reduce the risk of obesity by as much as 70 percent. (8)

The study provided clinching evidence that calcium in low-fat dairy products can help adjust your body's fat-burning machinery and help keep your weight under control.

In another study, obese subjects placed on a high-calcium diet, with yogurt as the calcium source, showed markedly greater fat loss than those on a low-calcium diet. (9)

Numerous studies have shown that dairy calcium is more effective in reducing body fat than other forms of calcium. (10)

Why does diary calcium work so well?

Researchers believe that other nutrients found in milk products act in synergy with calcium to reduce fat more efficiently.

Glycomacropeptides (found in whey proteins derived from milk) in particular, are known to create feelings of satiety and fullness and decrease food intake. (11,12,13)

Foods that are a good source of calcium include cheese, milk, ice cream, baked beans and other dried legumes, dried figs, broccoli, most dark-green leafy vegetables, and soft fish bones like those in canned salmon.

Disclaimer: If you are under 18, pregnant, nursing or have health problems, consult your physician before starting any weight loss plan. The information here is not provided by medical professionals and is not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Please consult your physician before beginning any course of treatment.

References:

1. April 1999; Agricultural Research magazine
2. Zemel MB et al. [2000. FASEB J 14:1132-1138.]
3. Zemel MB. 2002. [J Am Coll Nutr 21: 146S-151S.]
4. Shi H et al. [2001. FASEB J 5:291-293.]
5. Jacqmain M et al. [2003. Am J Clin Nutr 77:1448-1452.]
6. Novotny R et al. [2003. Poster Presentation, Experimental Biology Meeting, April, San Diego, CA.]
7. Carruth BR and Skinner JD. [2001. T Int J Obesity Relat Metab Disord 25:559-566.]
8. Zemel MB et al. [Obes Res. 2004 Apr;12(4):582-90.]
9. Zemel MB et al. [2003. FASEB J A1088:679.3]
10. Heaney, R.P., Davies, K.M., Barger-Lux, M.J. [Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 21(2), 2002, pages 152S-155S.]
11. Gibbs J, Young RC, Smith GP.J Comp [Physiol Psychol 1973 Sep;84(3):488-95]
12. Della-Fera MA, Baile CA, Schneider BS, Grinker JA. [Science 1981 May 8;212(4495):687-9]
13. Della-Fera MA, Baile CA. [Physiol Behav 1981 Jun;26(6):979-83]

Copyright © 2004 Priya Shah

________________________________________________

Priya Shah is the Editor of The Glutathione Report and the webmaster of http://www.1whey2health.com
Visit Natural Weight Loss Tips for more articles, tips and resources on weight loss.
________________________________________________


MORE RESOURCES:

The 5 Weight Loss Tips That Work for My Clients—Every Time
Parade
Nutrition-wise, there are five principles that I stress to my clients. They are basic, no-nonsense weight loss tips. And when my clients follow them, they become the envy of their friends! If you are able to focus on these five things, I promise that ...



Viral Global News

Breakfast Not Important and Fine to Skip for Weight Loss
Viral Global News
Contrary to what American society has been told for the last thirty years or so, breakfast is actually not important and it is fine to skip it to try to increase weight loss. A new study out of Cornell University shows that skipping breakfast has no ...
Does Eating Breakfast Really Help Weight Loss?KMBZ
Eating Breakfast Has Little Effect On Weight Loss, Study FindsHeadlines & Global News
Breakfast Rules For Easy Weight LossLifeHacker India
Dumb-Out -Financial Express -University Herald
all 37 news articles »


Examiner.com

Woman Credits Hypnosis for 140-Pound Weight Loss
ABC News (blog)
Is the secret to weight loss simply tricking your mind into thinking you had gastric bypass surgery? That's what happened to Julie Evans, an overwhelmed mom of two small children, who at her biggest weighed 287 pounds. Evans claims hypnosis helped her ...
Woman credits gastric bypass surgery hypnosis for stunning 140-lb weight lossExaminer.com

all 7 news articles »


Prevention.com

12 Reasons You Just Can't Lose The Weight
Prevention.com
Thyroid function is important for metabolism and experts agree thyroid problems are one of the most undiagnosed problems that can get in the way of weight loss. What's more, what many traditional medical doctors consider the norm for thyroid ...



Weight-loss benefits extend to psoriatic arthritis
Clinical Advisor
Biologic treatment combined with weight loss reduced psoriatic arthritis symptoms in a cohort of overweight or obese patients, according to results of a prospective study published in The Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno, MD ...



Men, substance users less likely to have weight-loss surgery
Reuters
Weight loss operations, formally known as bariatric surgery, are known to cut obesity-related disease and healthcare costs. Prior research has shown they result in substantial weight loss and can reverse the course of some related diseases (see Reuters ...

and more »


Extreme Weight Loss Kenny and Christy [Recap/Review]
Guardian Liberty Voice
On Extreme Weight Loss on ABC tonight, Chris and Heidi Powell the transformational coaches and trainers who host the show, will have their hands full when they take on two competitors, Kenny and Christy. Kenny, who is a former Marine, weighs in at the ...
For the first time ever someone gets kicked off “Extreme Weight Loss”WOTV
ABCS's 'Extreme Weight Loss' Preview: Meet ChristyAccess Hollywood
Christy Oldenkamp, Extreme Weight Loss: Photos, Video of Las Vegas Woman ...The Epoch Times
Empty Lighthouse Magazine
all 8 news articles »


The lawsuits pile on against makers of weight loss supplements
Hawaii News Now
The June 27th lava flow continues to advance to the northeast of its vent on the flank of Pu'u 'O'o on Kilauea Volcano's East Rift Zone. More >>. The June 27th lava flow continues to advance to the northeast of its vent on the flank of Pu'u 'O'o on ...

and more »


Reality Tea

Kim Zolciak Shares Shocking Weight Loss Secret
Wetpaint
Kim Zolciak may willingly admit to loathing every single second she spends in the gym, but it's clear that she must be doing something to keep that killer body in shape. The mom of six revealed on Instagram that she had some help bouncing back from the ...
Kim Zolciak And Lisa Hochstein Share Their Weight Loss And Diet Secrets!Reality Tea

all 4 news articles »


The Utah People's Post

Weight Loss Leads to Health Care Cost Reduction in Type 2 Diabetes Patients
The Utah People's Post
A new study shows that overweight patients with type 2 diabetes can significantly lower their health care costs by shedding some extra pounds. Researchers from the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have monitored type 2 diabetes patients and ...
Healthy lifestyle may save type 2 diabetes patients precious $s every yearNorthern Voices Online
For diabetics, losing weight may delay kidney problemsReuters
Type-2 Diabetes Patients Can Reduce Health Care Costs by Losing WeightScience World Report

all 63 news articles »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.