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Boosting metabolism: Vitamins boost metabolism in men by 4%
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Males who take vitamins weigh less, have less body fat and have a higher resting metabolism even after accounting for age, calorie intake and calories expended during physical activities than males that do not take vitamins according to a well-respected group of obesity researchers.
Men who take vitamins weigh 15 lbs less, have 8 lbs less fat
Men who took vitamins weighed an average of 15 pounds less than those who did not (167 pounds versus 182 pounds, respectively) and had 8 pounds less body fat (36 pounds versus 44 pounds).
Men who take vitamins have 4% higher metabolism
They also found that resting metabolism per pound of body weight was 4 percent higher.
It may also work in women
Similar trends were seen in women, but the differences were not statistically significant. Hopefully they will follow-up this study with additional research.
Doucet E; Despres J-P; Bouchard C; Tremblay A. Body weight and composition in consumers and non-consumers of vitamin supplements. International Journal of Obesity, May 2000, 24 (Suppl 1), S157 (abstract 528).”
- Eric Doucet, PhD is assistant professor at the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has a PhD in Physiology and Endocrinology.
- Jean Despres, PhD is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Obesity and used to be the Editor.
- Claude Bouchard, PhD is Director of the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and the George A. Bray Chair in Nutrition, and is President of the International Association for the Study of Obesity (2002-2006).
- Angelo Tremblay, MD is on the Faculty of Medicine at Laval University in Québec, Canada. He’s done a lot of good research.
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