[quote]tall tom wrote:
Dr. Lonnie Lowery reported that calcium rich diets help with weight loss.
Dairy calcium and whey do even better for weight loss.
Dr. Michael B Zemel writes that
“dairy sources of calcium markedly attenuate weight and fat gain and accelerate fat loss to a greater degree than do supplemental sources of calcium. This augmented effect of dairy products relative to supplemental calcium is likely due to additional bioactive compounds, including the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and the rich concentration of branched-chain amino acids in whey, which act synergistically with calcium to attenuate adiposity.”
Zemel MB, Role of calcium and dairy products in energy partitioning and weight management., Am J Clin Nutr 79: 5, 907S-912S, May, 2004.
I searched through many of Dr. Zemel’s works and find he states dairy as the calcium source. Dairy includes milk, cheese, whey, yougurt, kefir, etc… I think you can easily get the dairy calcium without consuming lactose.
Dr. Zemel is doing wonderful work for helping obesity.[/quote]
ACE inhibition will not decrease adiposity but will reduce weight through decreased blood volume and diuresis. Basically they’ll make you hold less water - not necessarily a positive if your goal is to lose weight, but possibly a positive for people with hypertension.