New study finds yogurt may help burn body fat

While some calorie-conscious people may drop dairy products when they’re dieting, a new study suggests this strategy could backfire. Research presented today at the Experimental Biology conference reveals that yogurt may help turn up the body’s fat-burning ability ? making it easier to lose fat while maintaining lean muscle. The new study ? presented by Michael Zemel, Ph.D., professor of nutrition at the University of Tennessee ? found that individuals who included Yoplait Light as part of their weight loss plan lost significantly more weight compared to others who simply reduced calories. The yogurt eaters lost 22 percent more weight, 61 percent more body fat and 81 percent more trunkal (stomach) fat during the 12-week study.

Bone loss possible after stomach reduction surgery

Women and men who have stomach reduction surgery to lose weight may be losing bone even when they take daily calcium supplements, putting them at risk for osteoporosis and bone fracture. These findings from a University of Pittsburgh study were presented Sunday in San Diego at the American Society of Nutritional Sciences program, part of the Experimental Biology 2003 meeting.