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Dieters drinking 16 oz of water prior to each meal increase fat loss by 4.6 lbs in 3 months
Monday, February 22, 2010 11:40 am Email this article
MIddle-aged and older adults who were on a reduced-calorie diet who were instructed to drink 16 ounces of water a half-an-hour before each meal lost an average of 4.6 lbs more body fat during the 3 month than those in the non-water group according to a new study.
Those in the water group lost an average of 11.9 lbs of body fat versus 7.3 lbs in the non-water group. Subjects
Subjects: 18 men, 30 women, 55-75 years old, BMI 25-40
The study involved 18 men and 30 women, ages 55–75 years-old, who were overweight or obese (BMI 25 to 40).
Dennis E, Dengo A, Comber D, Flack K, Savla J, Davy K, Davy B. Water consumption increases weight loss during a hypocaloric diet intervention in middle-aged and older adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2010 Feb, 18(2):300-07.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Brenda M. Davy
Department of Human Nutrition
Foods and Exercise
Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
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