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People drinking 16 ounces of water before meals reduced calorie intake 75-90 calories at that meal
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People drinking 16 ounces of water before meals reduced calorie intake 75 to 90 calories during that meal according to studies conducted by researchers from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
The study involved 24 overweight and obese adults with an average Body Mass Index of 34 and an average age of 61 years old who were given an standardized breakfast meal on two randomly assigned occasions and allowed to eat as much as they wanted to.
Thirty minutes before the meal, subjects were given either 16 ounces of water or not.
Energy intake at each meal was secretly measured.
Davy BM, Dennis EA, Dengo AL, Wilson KL, and Davy KP. Water consumption reduces energy intake at a breakfast meal in obese older adults. J Am Diet Assoc, 2008 Jul; 108(7): 1236-1239.
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Brenda Davy, PhD
Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
221 Wallace Hall
295 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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