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    Tofu eaters weigh roughly 16-20 lbs less

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    Monday, January 17, 2005 3:40 am Email this article
    People who eat Tofu -- soybean curb -- weigh roughly 16-20 pounds than those who do not according to a new study from Japan. BMI of Men: 23.4 for Tofu-eaters, 26.2 for non-Tofu eaters

    Men who eat Tofu have an average body mass index of about 23.4 compared to 26.2 for men who do not. This is a difference of roughly 20 pounds for an man of average height.

    (These numbers are rough interpretation from a graph in the paper since the numbers were not actually given.)

    Roughly the same for women: approximate 16 lbs difference

    These findings were also roughly the same for women; those who ate Tofu weighed less than those who did not—roughly 16 pounds less for a woman of average height, I would estimate from the graphs in the paper—and the more Tofu they ate, the less they tended to weigh.


    3.5 ounces of tofu per day

    The amount of Tofu to define someone as eating Tofu or not was 3.5 ounces per day or more.

    3.5 ounces of Tofu contains 8 grams of protein

    A 3.5 ounce serving of Tofu contains approximately 8 grams of protein, 4 grams of fat, and less than 1 gram of carbohydrates and approximately 73 calories.

    Tofu can be added to many cooked dishes

    Tip: Tofu can be added to many prepared dishes and it will take on the flavor of that dish according to a friend of mine who likes to cook.


    Yamori Y. Worldwide epidemic of obesity: hope for Japanese diets. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol. 2004 Dec, 31 Suppl 2:S2-4.


    Yukio Yamori
    International Center for Research on Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases
    Kinjo Gakuin University
    Nagoya and Mukogawa Women’s University
    Nishinomiya, Japan
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