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  • Women lose 11.7 lbs on low-fat plant-based diet


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    Wednesday, December 06, 2006 4:12 am Email this article
    Women lost more 4.4 pounds more weight in three months following a low-fat, plant-based diet compared to those following a diet recommended by National Cholesterol Education Program. Vegan Diet vs National Cholesterol Education Program Diet

    Weight loss : 11.7 lbs vs 8.4 lbs

    Women following a low-fat, plant-based diet lost an average of 11.7 pounds compared to 8.4 pounds for those following the diet recommended by National Cholesterol Education Program.

     

    Subjects

    Subjects : 64 overweight, postmenopausal women

    The study included 64 overweight, postmenopausal women.

     

    Duration

    3 month study

    The study lasted for 14 weeks—slightly more than 3 months.

    REFERENCE

    Barnard ND, Scialli A, Turner-Mcgrievy G, Lanou A, Glass J. The effects of a low-fat, plant-based dietary intervention on body weight, metabolism, and insulin sensitivity. Am J Med. 2005 Sep, 118(9):991-97.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Neal D. Barnard, MD
    5100 Wisconsin Ave., Suite 400
    Washington, DC 20016
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    Department of Medicine
    George Washington University School of Medicine
    Washington, DC, USA

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