Recent studies seem to show people who eat more dairy products have lower weights and seem to lose weight more easily.
So wouldn't it stand to reason that taking calcium supplements could have a similar result?
Not so fast.
A new study shows calcium supplements have no effect on weight.
"Even though there may be other important reasons, such as fracture prevention ... calcium supplementation is unlikely to have clinically significant efficacy as a preventive measure against weight gain in persons who are already overweight or obese," the study authors note.
Read the entire LA Times feature here: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/booster_shots/2009/06/calcium-supplements-not-for-weight-loss.html
Author: John McGran