Reducing Meat in Diet may Help Older Women Control Their Weight

by Kathy Jones on  August 29, 2012 at 9:16 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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Cutting down on dessert and meat and increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables could help older women keep control of their weight, a new study by University of Pittsburgh School of Education and the Graduate School of Public Health researchers reveals.
 Reducing Meat in Diet may Help Older Women Control Their Weight
Reducing Meat in Diet may Help Older Women Control Their Weight

Researchers followed 465 obese or overweight postmenopausal women who had been part of the Women on the Move through Activity and Nutrition (WOMAN) study.

The researchers compared the participants' diet and total weight lost at six and 48 months of the study and found that those who reduced their consumption of desserts, meat and sugar coated beverages lost more weight compared to those who did not.

"Behaviors like cutting out fried foods may work in the short-term, but may be too restrictive to continue for a long period of time. On the other hand, adding fruits and vegetables may be a small change that makes a difference over a period of many months or years", lead author Bethany Barone Gibbs said.



Source: Medindia

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