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  • Women lost more body fat on high-protein diet than a low-protein diet : 11.7 lbs vs 6.2 lbs

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    Friday, May 28, 2010 7:36 am Email this article
    Women with type 2 diabetes eating a high-protein diet lost nearly twice as much body fat -- 11.7 pounds versus 6.2 pounds -- as those eating a low-protein diet according to a recent study. Men

    Men lost 2.6 lbs less body fat on high-protein diet

    Surprisingly, men with type 2 daibetes eating a high-protein diet lost 2.6 pounds less body fat than men eating a low-protein diet, 8.6 pounds of body fat versus 11.2 pounds.



    Subjects : 54 obese type 2 diabetic men and women

    The study involved 54 obese men and women with type 2 diabetes.


    Protein content

    Diets : 28% protein vs 16% protein

    The high-protein diet contained 28 percent protein, 42 percent carbohydrates and 28 percent fat.

    Whereas the low-protein diet contained 16 percent protein, 55 percent carbohydrates and 26 percent fat.


    Calorie Intake

    Diets : 1600 calories per day

    Subjects were instructed to eat a diet of 1,600 calories per day for two months followed by one month of a diet to maintain their weight.


    Parker B, Noakes M, Luscombe N, Clifton P. Effect of a high-protein, high-monounsaturated fat weight loss diet on glycemic control and lipid levels in type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2002 Mar, 25(3):425-30.


    CSIRO Health Sciences and Nutrition, Adelaide, Australia.

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