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Women lose 11.7 lbs on low-fat plant-based diet
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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 : 64 overweight, postmenopausal women
The study included 64 overweight, postmenopausal women.
3 month study
The study lasted for 14 weeks—slightly more than 3 months.
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
Department of Medicine
George Washington University School of Medicine
Washington, DC, USA
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