A research group in Quebec, Canada, recently published the results of a 15 week study where they tested the effects of a calcium+vitamin D supplement on obese women and weight loss. They found that the group who supplemented with calcium and vitamin D lost an average 6 kg while the control group only lost 1 kg.
A quote from the author, "Our hypothesis is that the brain can detect the lack of calcium and seeks to compensate by spurring food intake, which obviously works against the goals of any weight loss program," said Angelo Tremblay, holder of the Canada Research Chair in Environment and Energy Balance. "Sufficient calcium intake seems to stifle the desire to eat more," he added.
A calcium supplement is a must for women. Bonemate Plus and Calmag are two great options. Additionally, we all ought to be thinking about doing everything we can to hep us manage our weight as a result of this recent study.