A group of either healthy weight or mildly overweight people who followed a calorie-restricted diet for two years lost nearly 17 pounds on average and enjoyed significant quality-of-life improvement, said lead author Corby Martin. He is director for behavioral sciences and epidemiology with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La.
“Even among people who are relatively healthy, you see these positive biological and physiological changes occurring with calorie restriction,” Martin said.Participants felt better and lost weight even though they fell short by half of their original calorie-cutting goal, Martin noted.
Researchers had asked study participants to restrict their calorie intake by 25 percent, but over two years they only achieved an average 12 percent calorie reduction. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE!