HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Is your diet making you lose more than weight?

Bethesda, MD -- At least 50% of American women consume weight-reduction diets at some time in their lives -- and most women participate in some type of physical activity to lose weight. Although a healthy diet and exercise are key elements to living a healthy lifestyle, new research shows that women who want to lose a few pounds need to plan their weight loss programs carefully to avoid long-term problems like osteoporosis.

A recent study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that a lifestyle intervention program utilizing a low-fat diet combined with moderate exercise resulted not only in the desired weight loss but also in loss of critical bone mineral density at the hips and lumbar spine. Women who participated in the weight-reduction program lost an average of 7 pounds during the 18-month study period; however, these women also lost two times more bone mineral density than women who did not modify their diets or exercise patterns.

According to lead author of the study Loran M. Salamone, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, "Women need to evaluate the risks and benefits of their weight-reduction program. Dieting without adequate amounts of exercise can have potentially detrimental effects on bone mineral density and can increase the risk of developing osteoporosis. The ideal program is one that achieves weight loss while maintaining skeletal integrity."

In this study, women in the intervention group maintained calcium intake at or above the recommended dietary allowance by consuming low-fat milk, cheese, or yogurt, or by taking calcium supplements. However, there are many other factors involved in the formation and degeneration of bone mineral density. The women who increased their physical activity to a "high" level (defined as more than 4180 kJ/wk) had significantly less bone loss than women who had "low" levels of physical activity. This study provides strong evidence that modest weight redu
'"/>

Contact: Loran Salamone
whlplms@pop.pitt.edu
412-624-3057
American Society for Clinical Nutrition/American Society for Nutritional Sciences
26-Jul-1999


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Brown research reveals key insight into memory-making
2. Hopkins scientists overcome main obstacle to making tons of short, drug-like proteins
3. Scientists, lawyers discuss decision-making amid uncertainty
4. Scientists making advances in cancer prevention, detection and treatment to receive awards
5. Findings could aid efforts to harness nature for making drugs
6. Environment loses to economic development in local policy-making
7. Technological advances making life easier for people with physical and mental challenges
8. The making of a brain
9. Scientists discover role for Cdk4 in making cells cancer resistant
10. UCLA scientists eavesdrop on cellular conversations by making mice glow with firefly protein
11. Jefferson scientists show neural stem cells can become dopamine-making brain cells in laboratory

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: your diet making you lose more than weight

(Date:11/5/2014)... professor of biology in the UTSA College of ... nation selected to receive a two-year $300,00 National ... Research (EAGER). The funding supports President Obama,s BRAIN ... create new technology that will demystify complex brain ... in neuroscience are broken into the interactions of ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 5, 2014 – University of ... uses enzymes to help jet fuel produce electricity without ... can be used to power portable electronics, off-grid power ... appears online today in the American Chemical Society journal ... into electricity through a chemical reaction between a fuel ...
(Date:11/4/2014)... 2014) — Think about the way our bodies are ... cells know that they are supposed to become a ... tissues find the correct place and alignment? Researchers at ... questions. , In a new study, UM researchers describe ... their surrounding neighbors, at the head-trunk region. Their discovery ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):UTSA biology professor awarded $300,000 NSF grant for brain research 2UTSA biology professor awarded $300,000 NSF grant for brain research 3Jet-fueled electricity at room temperature 2The inside story: How the brain and skull stay together 2
(Date:11/24/2014)... 2014 The new video, “ ... TOLEDO demonstrates how to reduce the number of ... sample panel design can be complicated, requiring multiple ... against corrosion and deposition. Dedicated single and dual ... of panel space. Additionally, installing and maintaining each ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... During his lifetime Richard L. Sharp was a ... with great people and take risks to achieve success. ... at his extraordinarily courageous attitude when taking on challenges. ... with his death impending—that’s how he continued looking for ... take his life. , Carrying on Sharp’s relentless dream ...
(Date:11/22/2014)... 2014 The “Chiral Chromatography Columns ... Material (Metal, Glass, Plastic), by Application [GC, LC ... Forecast to 2018” analyses and studies the major ... America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World. ... figures spread through 135 pages and in-depth TOC ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Nov. 21, 2014   TRU-D SmartUVC LLC and ... superbug-killing UVC automated disinfection robot, TRU-D SmartUVC, at FIS 2014 ... Nov. 23 to 26 at Stand 23. The ... United Kingdom,s largest infection-related event of its ... to one of the leading events of its type throughout ...
Breaking Biology Technology:New Video Shows How to Simplify Cycle Chemistry Sample Panels to Save Time and Costs 2Sherry Sharp, Wife of CarMax Founder, Richard Sharp, Accepts Seat on Board of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund 2Sherry Sharp, Wife of CarMax Founder, Richard Sharp, Accepts Seat on Board of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund 3Chiral Chromatography Columns Market worth $87.8 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Chiral Chromatography Columns Market worth $87.8 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Chiral Chromatography Columns Market worth $87.8 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Chiral Chromatography Columns Market worth $87.8 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 5TRU-D SmartUVC to Showcase Superbug-Killing Robot at FIS 2014 2TRU-D SmartUVC to Showcase Superbug-Killing Robot at FIS 2014 3
Cached News: