Less Dairy More Fat

Whether your get your calcium from dairy products, dietary supplements like Gold Standard 100% Casein or a combination of the two, researchers from the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil have found a correlation between calcium intake and the prevalence of obesity. The scientists recruited 1,459 adults age 20 to 59 and analyzed their food diaries. They found that participants who consumed the lowest levels of calcium were 24% more likely to be obese than those who consumed normal levels.

The Bigger Picture
: The World Health Organization estimates that 300 million adults are obese worldwide. Something like 25% of the US population falls into this category. The results of this study don't necessarily mean that calcium can be used for weight management. It could be that participants who lead a healthy, active lifestyle include more calcium in their diet. Dairy-based protein is typically abundant in calcium-rich foods, which explains why those engaging in regular exercise might also have higher calcium intake. Are you getting enough protein and exercise?
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