Diet tip: Don't pass up the creamed soup
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted June 11, 2007
Ordering a fatty soup as an appetizer helped cut the amount of food eaten by both lean and obese subjects during the remainder of their meals, according to a new study by researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Twelve lean and 12 obese subjects were provided either cream of chicken soup or a low-fat, high-protein soup consisting of two steamed eggs. Then they were treated to an all-you-can-eat pizza meal.
The researchers found that consuming the fatty soup reduced the caloric intake of all subjects, lean and obese, by about 20% and may have a therapeutic potential for treating obesity.
The findings were presented at Digestive Disease Week 2007 held in Washington, D.C., May 19-24.
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