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Adding High-Fiber Prunes To Diet Helps With Weight Loss

May 30, 2014: 12:00 AM EST
Adding prunes to a weight loss diet program can help people shed pounds, a British clinical study has found. Scientists tested the impact of prunes for 12 weeks on 100 overweight and obese participants who generally ate a diet low in fiber. Participants either ate prunes every day (140 g for women and 171 g for men), and a control group only given advice on healthy snacking. Those who ate prunes as part of a healthy lifestyle diet lost 2 kg (4.4 lb) and shed 2.5 cm (0.98 in) off their waists, and the prunes were well-tolerated. The people in the control group lost only 1.5 kg (3.3 lb) and 1.7 cm (0.67 in) from their waists.
Joanne Harrold et al., "Dried Fruit (Prune) Consumption Does Not Undermine Active Weight Management Or Produce Adverse Gastrointestinal Effects", Study presented at the European Congress on Obesity in Sofia, Bulgaria (HTPO.017), May 30, 2014, © Harrold et al.
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