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Drinking water "helps weight loss"

Drinking water "helps weight loss"

Researchers have found that drinking water before meals can help aid weight loss.

A US study decided to look at claims that drinking water can help people feel full.

The researchers concluded that drinking two cups of water before breakfast, lunch and dinner helped slimmers to shed around 5lb (2.3kg).

They studied 48 adults, aged between 55 and 75, split into two groups.

The first group followed a low-calorie diet but did not drink any extra water before meals.

The second group followed the low-calorie diet but also drank two cups of water before each meal.

Over the course of 12 weeks, those drinking water lost about 15.5lb (7kg) compared to the non-drinkers, who lost about 11lb (5kg).

The experts presented their findings at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Boston.

Dr Davy, from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, said water may be so effective simply because it fills the stomach up with a liquid that has no calories.

Diet drinks containing artificial sweeteners may have a similar effect, she said, but people should avoid drinks high in sugar.

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