Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Calcium and Vitamin D lowers cholesterol during weight loss

Calcium helps cut cholesterol during weight loss Reuters/Yahoo!News 1/23/07 "Overweight or obese women who took calcium and vitamin D supplements while on a 15-week diet showed greater drops in LDL or "bad" cholesterol and increases in HDL ("good") cholesterol, Dr. Angelo Tremblay of Laval University in Ste-Foy, Quebec and colleagues found... two 600-milligram tablets daily of calcium and 200 IU of vitamin D...calcium appears to interfere with fat absorption in the gut. The mineral also helps the body mobilize and burn fat, and may also aid in appetite control"

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