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Fewer drop outs on a high-protein diet than on a high-fat or high-carb diet : 7% vs 23% vs 25%
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More women who were instructed to follow a high-protein diet returned after one year for a follow-up (93 percent) than those who were instructed to follow a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet (77 percent) or those who were instructed to follow a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet (75%) according to a recent study. This suggests that people may find it easier and more effective to follow instructions to eat a high-protein diet than a high-fat or high-carbohydrate diet. REFERENCE
McAuley K, Smith K, Taylor R, Mclay R, Williams S, Mann J. Long-term effects of popular dietary approaches on weight loss and features of insulin resistance. Int J Obes (Lond). 2006 Feb, 30(2):342-49.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Professor J. I. Mann
Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences
Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research
University of Otago
PO Box 913
Dunedin, New Zealand
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