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Eating 25% protein causes weight loss of 19.6 lbs vs 11.2 lbs with 12% protein
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Increasing protein intake to 25 percent of calories increases both fat loss and weight loss according to one study where 65 obese patients ate a low-fat diet (30 percent fat) which contained either 12 percent protein or 25 percent protein.
Weight Loss: 19.6 lbs vs 11.2 lbs
After six months those eating the high-protein diet had lost 8.4 pounds more than those on normal-protein diet.
The high-protein group had lost an average of 19.6 pounds compared to 11.2 pounds for those in the normal-protein group.
Fat Loss: 16.7 lbs vs 9.5 lbs
7.2 lbs greater fat lost
The high protein group also lost 7.2 pounds more body fat: 16.7 pounds versus 9.5 pounds.
Skov AR, Toubro S, Astrup A. The effects of a low-fat, high protein vs a low-fat, high carbohydrate diet on cardiovascular risk factors in obese subjects. International Journal of Obesity, May 1996, 20(Supplement 4):47 (abstract 03-082-WB2).
Skov A, Toubro S, Ronn B, Holm L, Astrup A. Randomized trial on protein vs carbohydrate in ad libitum fat reduced diet for the treatment of obesity. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1999 May, 23(5):528-36.
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