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August 28, 2019

Modest Calorie Reduction Can Improve Cardiometabolic Health

JAMA. 2019;322(11):1032-1033. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.12314

A modest reduction in daily calorie consumption—the equivalent of an average-sized slice of cheese pizza, hold the pepperoni—improved a range of cardiometabolic risk factors in healthy young and middle-aged adults, according to findings recently published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.

Animal and observational human studies have suggested that cutting empty calories might protect against cardiovascular disease.