Boston, MA (PRWEB) December 22, 2012
Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation, and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study from the University of Missouri that recommends obese people eat larger, less frequent meals to lose weight.
As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/weight-loss-articles/smaller-meals-may-not-be-right-for-weight-loss) notes, the researchers were examining frequency and size of portions, and how they affected metabolism.
As the article ?Smaller Meals May Not Be Right for Weight Loss? reports, the Missouri study recruited obese women, and found that fewer, larger meals were better for the metabolism. It proved to lower blood fat levels, meaning that if it continued to do so, it would help protect the women from heart disease.
The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article states that the women were placed on 1,500-calorie diets. One day, they had three 500-calorie liquid meals, and the other day, six 250-calorie liquid meals. For 12 hours on each day, researchers tested sugar and fat levels in the women?s blood every half hour. They found that the three-meals-per-day regimen led to significantly less fat in the bloodstream.
While the article notes that eating several smaller meals throughout the day has long been the refrain from nutrition experts, when the Missouri research team looked for clinical evidence to support that theory, they didn?t find much.
(SOURCE: ?Eating Fewer, Larger Meals May Prove Healthier for Obese Women, MU Research Suggests,? University of Missouri, December 6, 2012.)
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