May 3, 2007/UPI/WASHINGTON -- Louisiana State University researchers found that overweight and obese women who consumed a breakfast of two eggs a day while dieting lost more weight.

Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, associate professor in the department of infection and obesity, studied women who followed that pattern five days a week or more, for eight weeks, as part of a low-fat diet. Conclusions:
-- They lost 65% more weight.
-- They had 83% greater reductions in waist circumference.
-- They reported greater improvements in energy levels than their dieting counterparts who consumed a bagel breakfast of the same calories.

The findings were presented at the annual meeting of Experimental Biology 2007 in Washington.

From the May 9, 2007, Prepared Foods e-Flash