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Animal protein raises metabolism 1.9% more than soy protein, 3.9% more than carbohydrates
Friday, February 23, 2007 3:46 am Email this article
Animal protein (pork) causes people to burn 1.9 percent more calories per day than vegetable protein (soy) and 3.8 percent more than carbohydrates according to a study from 2000. Protein increases calories burned by 3%
Substitituting 17-18 percent of carbohydrate calories with protein increases the amount of calories burned per day by 3 percent.
Subjects : 12 young, healthy, overweight or obese men
The study was performed with 12 young, healthy, overweight and mildly obese nonsmoking men.
Mikkelsen P, Toubro S, Astrup A. Effect of fat-reduced diets on 24-h energy expenditure: Comparisons between animal protein, vegetable protein, and carbohydrate. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000 Nov, 72(5):1135-41.
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Research Department of Human Nutrition
The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University
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