Eating 300 calories less a day reduces CVD risk

A moderate reduction in food intake leads to a big reduction in risk factors, say Sydney researchers

Reducing food intake by just under 300 calories each day can substantially reduce the risk of cardiovascular death or morbidity, according to a landmark study.

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The study of around 200 healthy young and middle-aged adults compared the cardiometabolic risk factors of those who ate as they wanted compared with those who cut back calories by a moderate 12% (from 2467 to 2170 kcal).

The University of Sydney-led research team found the ones that cut their calorie intake had a “persistent and significant” reduction in cardiometabolic