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High-fat or low-fat diet of 1400 calorie per day causes 22 lbs weight loss in four months
Friday, June 10, 2005 4:30 am Email this article
People lost as much weight with a high-fat diet as a low-fat, high-protein diet according to a study from the University of Adelaide in Adelaide, Australia. Subjects: 57 overweight and obese women
The average weight loss after four months was 22.4 pounds in the group of women assigned to eat a 1400 calorie per day high-fat, standard-protein diet containing 45 percent fat and 18 percent protein compare to 21.3 pounds for those eating a 1400 calorie per day low-fat, high-protein diet containing 29 percent fat and 34 percent protein.
Diet: 1400 calories per day for 3 months, 1800 calories per day for one month
Both groups were instructed to eat a diet containing 1400 calories per day for the first three months followed by 1800 calories per day for the last month.
Less hunger in high protein group
The high-protein group reported less hunger.
Subjects: 57 overweight and obese women
The study included 57 overweight and obese women with an average body mass index (BMI) of 33.8.
Luscombe-Marsh ND, Noakes M, Wittert G, Keogh JB, Foster P, Clifton P. Carbohydrate-restricted diets high in either monounsaturated fat or protein are equally effective at promoting fat loss and improving blood lipids. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Apr, 81(4):762-72.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
N. D. Luscombe-Marsh
Department of Medicine
University of Adelaide
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On Jun 13, 2005 at 7:21 am Randy Smith, MD wrote:
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The key finding is: the high-protein group reported less hunger. With protein providing glucagon to balance insulin levels it would be a much easier diet to comply with.
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