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Grapefruit causes 3-4 pound weight loss in three months
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Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice with each meal causes weight loss according to a study by Dr. Ken Fujioka at the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center at Scripps Clinic.
WEIGHT LOSS: 3-4 POUNDS
People who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost 3.6 pounds in three months, while those who drank a serving of grapefruit juice three times a day lost 3.3 pounds. However, many patients in the study lost more than 10 pounds.
NO OTHER DIETARY CHANGES
???Our study participants maintained their daily eating habits and slightly enhanced their exercise routine; the only dietary change was the intake of Florida grapefruit and grapefruit juice,??? Dr. Fujioka was quoted as saying.
???Whether it???s the properties of grapefruit or its ability to satiate appetites, grapefruit appeared to help with weight loss and decreased insulin levels leading to better health. It???s good the ???Grapefruit Diet??? never lost its popularity among the public.???
GRAPEFRUIT MAY LOWER INSULIN RELEASE
The researchers speculate that the chemical properties of grapefruit reduce insulin levels and encourage weight loss.
The study involved 100 men and women.
Scripps Clinic was founded in 1924.
Fujioka K. Grapefruit diet: fact, not fiction : Scripps clinic research verifies link between grapefruit and weight loss. Scripps Clinic Press Release. 2004 Jan 21. http://wwwscrippscliniccom/news/Article_Fulltextcfm?ID=211&nc076064654
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