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:


(Date:3/24/2017)... Mar 24, 2017 Research and Markets has ... Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report ... ... at a CAGR of around 15.1% over the next decade to ... report analyzes the market estimates and forecasts for all the given ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... 2017 Vigilant Solutions , a vehicle ... agencies, announced today the appointment of retired FBI special ... safety business development. Mr. Sheridan brings more ... a focus on the aviation transportation sector, to his ... Mr. Sheridan served as the Aviation Liaison Agent Coordinator ...
(Date:3/9/2017)... Australia , March 9, 2017 4Dx ... prestigious World Lung Imaging Workshop at the University of ... was invited to deliver the latest data to world ... recognised event brings together leaders at the forefront of ... in lung imaging. "The quality of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) , ... April 20, 2017 , ... ... process optimization firm for the life sciences and healthcare industries, is pleased to announce ... of the new established USDM subsidiary “USDM Europe GmbH” based in Germany. , ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... April 20, 2017 , ... ... of clinical trials worldwide, announced today that they were named one of the ... which covers the latest developments in the pharmaceutical industry. , “We take pride in ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... The Vibrating Orifice Aerosol Generator (VOAG) was ... droplets of known diameters for research applications such as for calibrating droplet measuring ... monodisperse droplets. , The VOAG requires forcing liquid out of an orifice ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... Waltham, MA (PRWEB) , ... April 19, 2017 ... ... of a $1.5M Series A-1 financing round. This event adds to several other ... establishment of its’ Executive and Scientific Teams. , ThermaGenix will use ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: