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| Low-fat Vegan Diet May Spur Weight Loss
A diet free of animal products and low in fat may help trim the waistline without the task of strict
(posted:10/5/05, 11:56:23 AM)
Friday, September 23, 2005
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A diet free of animal products and low in fat may help trim the waistline without the task of strict calorie watching, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that of 64 postmenopausal, overweight women, those assigned to follow a low-fat vegan diet for 14 weeks lost an average of 13 pounds, compared with a weight loss of about 8 pounds among women who followed a standard low-cholesterol diet.
The weight loss came despite the fact that the women were given no limits on their portion sizes or daily calories -- and despite the fact that the vegan diet boosted their carbohydrate intake. DETAILS - CLICK HERE
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