Could Dieting Boost Health Even If You’re Not Overweight?

Dieting might help improve your health, mood, sex drive and stress levels even if you’re not obese, a new clinical trial reports.

A group of either healthy weight or mildly overweight people who followed a calorie-restricted diet for two years lost nearly 17 pounds on average and enjoyed significant quality-of-life improvement, said lead author Corby Martin. He is director for behavioral sciences and epidemiology with the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La.

“Even among people who are relatively healthy, you see these positive biological and physiological changes occurring with calorie restriction,” Martin said.

Excerpted from cbsnews.com

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