Calcium Pills won't help you to lose weight

The milk ads want you to believe that milk drinkers weigh less, but if they are indeed lighter, it's not because of the calcium in the milk.

Taking calcium supplements does not help overweight and obese people slim down, researchers from the National Institutes of Health found in a randomized study of 340 adults.

After two years, people who were assigned to take calcium pills twice daily did not weigh any less than people assigned to a placebo. These findings were presented today at the Obesity Society meeting in Boston.