February 20, 2004, just-food.com:
Increasing calcium-rich dairy foods within a calorie-controlled
diet may help accelerate weight loss, a new study reveals.
According to University of Tennessee Nutrition and Medicine Professor
Dr. Michael Zemel new research conducted over five years suggests
that dairy calcium may help to boost fat breakdown and reduce fat
formation and storage.
Zemel has been discussing his research at Dairy Australia’s
Nutrition Seminar Series.
Dairy Australia nutrition manager, Dr Anita Wells, said Zemel’s
work was ongoing, but offered exciting possibilities. She added
that the emerging research suggested that the key to losing weight
and preventing weight gain could be a combination of limiting fat
and calorie intake, taking regular exercise and including three
servings of low-fat dairy in the daily diet.
Zemel’s research has received an independent financial grant
from the National Dairy Council (USA). His appearance in Australia
has been funded by Dairy Australia.