Cutting 250 calories daily may improve heart health in older adults

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Exercising moderately and cutting 250 calories per day can improve heart health in older adults, researchers report.

For the study, U.S. scientists undertook a randomised controlled trial comprised of 160 sedentary adults, who were aged between 65 and 79 and classed as obese.

Each participant was randomly assigned to one intervention group for 20 weeks and required to either exercise with their regular diet, exercise and adopt moderate calorie restriction, and exercise and implement a more intensive calorie restriction.

Accordingly, the team discovered that weight loss of nearly 10 per cent of

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