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Diet containing 1500 mg of calcium caused average fat excretion of 5.8 grams (52 calories) per day
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People on a reduced-calorie diet containing 1500 mg of calcium per day (high-calcium) for three months excreted an average of 5.8 grams of fat per day -- 52 calories of fat -- according to a study by researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
This represented 10.2 percent of the total fat that they ate.
"During a moderate energy restriction induced weight loss, a high-[calcium] diet causes an increase in fecal fat excretion," the authors of the study concluded. REFERENCE
Buchowski M, Aslam M, Dossett C, Dorminy C, Choi L, Acra S. Effect of dairy and non-dairy calcium on fecal fat excretion in lactose digester and maldigester obese adults. Int J Obes (Lond). 2010 Jan, 34(1):127-35.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. M. Buchowski
Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 37232, USA
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