A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial followed 87 obese women aged between 18 and 55 for 26 weeks.
Divided into three groups, one group was given a multivitamin and mineral supplement, the second took a 162mg calcium supplement every day, and the third took a placebo.
After the trial period, the multivitamin and mineral group had significantly lower body weight, body mass index (BMI) and fat mass, as well as lower levels of total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol, with an increase in HDL (good) cholesterol.
Participants in this group also lost an average of 3.6kg body weight compared to 0.9kg in the calcium group and 0.2kg in the placebo group.
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