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Healthy Weight: Calcium Supplements and Milk Products

Almost all studies to date have examined either milk products or calcium supplements on measures of body weight.

Only one head-to-head study has been conducted to compare the role of milk products with that of calcium supplements.1

In this randomized placebo-controlled trial, both the calcium supplement and milk product groups lost more weight and fat than those subjects on a control diet (low dairy, low calcium). However, the milk product group had more favourable outcomes with respect to body weight and fat loss compared to the supplement group. This study was the first to suggest that milk products may have a role in weight regulation beyond the role for calcium.

Keywords: weight loss , health studies

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