Calcium supplements may not aid weight loss

June 16, 2009 9:26:40 AM PDT
Taking calcium supplements may not help overweight adults lessen weight gain.A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds calcium capsules had no impact on overweight or obese adults' weight over two years.

This is the first large clinical trial to test whether calcium supplements help prevent additional weight gain in overweight adults.

Three-hundred-forty adults took part in the study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health.