Post menopausal women lose weight on a low fat diet

by Medindia Content Team on  January 8, 2006 at 3:52 PM Diet & Nutrition News
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Post menopausal women lose weight on a low fat diet
Contrary to previous claims a study states that post-menopausal women who cut their fat intake and eat more high-fibre, high-carbohydrate foods such as fruits and whole grains tend to lose weight.

The study comes after some popular diet plans blame high-carbohydrate diets weight gain and increasing of obesity rates.

The results come from a seven-year study of 19,000 women who followed a low-fat diet without any weight-loss goals. In the first year, they shed an average of 2.2kg and maintained a modest weight loss in succeeding years.

"A low-fat dietary pattern may help attenuate the tendency for weight gain commonly observed in post-menopausal women," according to the study.

Barbara Howard of the MedStar Research Institute in Washington, lead author said, "The results "demonstrate that long-term recommendations to achieve a diet lower in total and saturated fat with increased consumption of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, and without focus on weight loss, do not cause weight gain."

The main aim of a low fat diet is to protect the heart.

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neeta chauhan Saturday, January 3, 2009

dear sir my age 25 years old but i am a fatty women , my weight 59 kg this month, please tell me weight loose tips

guest Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Neeta,

Can you tell me more about your life style so that i can make a diet chart for you.

Ajay

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