If you want to improve your health, calorie reductions could help.
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Researchers at the Duke University Medical Center recently conducted a study published in the journal Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology to determine the effectiveness of calorie reduction.
For this purpose, they examined 143 healthy men and women aged 21 to 50 years. The participants had to practice calorie reduction for two years by reducing their daily calorie intake by 25%. They could eat whatever they wanted.
After analyzing the results, they found that many subjects did not reach the target. On average, adults have saved only about 1
Although most dieters did not reach the goal, they still showed significant health benefits, including improved cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and better glycemic control associated with heart disease, cancer, and cognitive decline.
They also lost weight and body fat. They dropped 16 pounds over the course of the study.
Those who were part of the control group and did not cut calories did not have the same results.
"This shows that even a modification that is not as severe as the one we used in this study could reduce the burden of diabetes and cardiovascular disease we have in this country," said the lead author William Kraus in a statement. "People can pretty easily do this by simply watching their little indiscretions here and there, or perhaps reducing the amount of them, like not snacking after dinner."
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