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    High-protein diets caused 5 lbs greater weight maintenance than high-carbohydrate


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    Wednesday, May 20, 2009 11:51 am Email this article
    After losing about 20 lbs on a very-low calorie liquid diet, people instructed to eat a high-protein diet lost an additional 2.4 lbs in 3 months compared to a weight gain of 2.6 lbs for those instructed to eat a high-carbohydrate diet.

    This was a difference of about 5 lbs. REFERENCE

    Claessens M, Van Baak MA, Monsheimer S, Saris W. The effect of a low-fat, high-protein or high-carbohydrate ad libitum diet on weight loss maintenance and metabolic risk factors. Int J Obes (Lond). 2009 Mar, 33(3):296-304.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Professor Dr. M. A. van Baak
    Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute Maastricht (NUTRIM)
    P.O. Box 616
    6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands
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