Calcium and belly fat research
There have been so many positive findings in this area of research from preliminary cellular and animal studies to human studies.
In one of these studies, researchers at the University of Tennessee placed 32 obese adults on reduced calorie diets for 24 weeks.
High calcium or high dairy?
One group was placed on a standard diet, receiving 400-500 mg. supplements of dietary calcium daily.
One high calcium group received the same low calorie diet plus 800 mg. high calcium supplements, and the third high dairy group received a high dairy (but still low calorie) diet with 1200 to 1300 mg. dietary calcium daily.
Compared to the first standard diet group, the high calcium supplement group
High dairy shows best results
The high dairy group with over 1200 mg dairy calcium daily
Whey protein and belly fat
Cellular mechanisms may include enhanced fat utilization by calcitrol, and synergistic enhancement of weight loss by branched chain amino acids from whey protein.
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