Added Calcium doesn’t help teenagers lose weight

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Though there have been past reports about the effectiveness of calcium in losing weight.   A new study reveals that calcium has not linked with losing weight.

Nutrition professor at Purdue University, Connie Weaver says during the last 10 years of research implied that calcium might bind with fat and take it out so that a person’s body would not absorb. The new study proves that it does not happen.

According to the study, available in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, about 40 overweight teenagers got divided into two groups and then arbitrarily assigned to eat 1,300 or 650 milligrams of calcium a day.  The calcium may come from calcium supplements or can be hidden in foods such as frozen chocolate desserts that contain milk proteins, fats and minerals.

For three weeks, both groups  put in the same diet of three meals and two snacks a day. Both groups eat normal foods with sufficient protein, carbohydrates, fat and calories in maintaining their weight. Following a break, the groups restarted the experiment for another three weeks, with teens allocated to another calcium intake level for the second stage.

After a while, researchers can not find the differences in body weight and weight between the two groups.  The research suggests that calcium does not affect the weight of an individual.

They also tried the amount of calcium and fats the teens excreted and discovered no suggestion in which calcium might aid with weight loss by binding to fat in the intestines and prevent it from getting absorbed.

The study’s a small number of participants and short duration are fondnesses, as stated by Michael Zemel, who studies nutrition and obesity at the University of Tennessee.

Zemel added that thought, there are recent studies, showing calcium affecting the body weight and body fat.  However, almost all of them tend to be adults.

Zemel proposed the new finding might be different since the diet of teenagers differs from adults. Teenagers used their energy to grow so they need a different level of teenager.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Choose MyPlate guidelines advising three cups of dairy a day for youngsters aged nine to 18. Some of choices for dairy comprise of one  cup of low-fat or fat-free milk or yogurt, 1.5 ounces of hard cheese, two cups of cottage cheese or a cup of cold yogurt.

A modern Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study discovered more than 70 percent of children and teens drank milk, but 20 percent does not drink low-fat milk.