Scientists at Duke University in the USA demonstrated that reducing the number of calories consumed daily by about 300 a day dramatically improves heart health and reduces the risk of diseases of the circulatory system. About it reported in a press release on MedicalXpress.
The study involved 218 healthy adults under the age of 50 years. During the first month of the test volunteers ate three times a day, which allowed the quarter to reduce the number of calories. They chose one of the six meal plans based on cultural preferences and needs. Then participants were asked to adhere to this diet within two years. On average they managed to reduce calorie intake by 12 percent.
The results showed that the volunteers dropped about 10 weight percent, with the bulk accounted for adipose tissue. In addition, the decreased number of biomarkers associated with high risk of metabolic diseases and chronic inflammation contributing to cancer, cardiovascular disease and reduced cognitive functions.
According to scientists, even those people who have a healthy weight or a few extra pounds, can normalize cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and other indicators.
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