A randomized trial of a hypocaloric high-protein diet, with and without exercise, on weight loss, fitness, and markers of the Metabolic Syndrome in overweight and obese women

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URL: https://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/H07-059#.XXYblpyxXys

Journal: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism

Publication Date: 06/2007

Summary: A high-protein diet was superior to a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet either alone or when combined with an aerobic/resistance-training program in promoting weight loss and nitrogen balance, while similarly improving body composition and risk factors for the Metabolic Syndrome in overweight and obese Canadian women.

Key Takeaways

High protein diets are superior to low-fat high carbohydrate diets at promoting weight loss, nitrogen balance, positive changes in body composition, and risk of metabolic disease

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