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  • Type 2 diabetics eating a 25% protein diet lost 21.3 lbs vs 14.5 lbs for 15% protein

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    Friday, July 19, 2013 12:28 pm Email this article

    Type 2 diabetics with renal disease who were assigned to eat a moderate protein diet containing at least 25% protein lost an average of 21.3 lbs after one year versus 14.5 lbs for those assigned to eat a standard protein diet containing 15% protein, however, the difference was not statistically significant.

    People in the moderate protein diet ate an average of 19 grams more protein per day than those on the standard protein diet.

    Neither of these diets affected renal function or albuminuria or blood pressure.

    “Weight loss improved renal function, but differences in dietary protein had no effect,” the authors concluded.


    Jesudason DR, Pedersen E, and Clifton PM. Weight-loss diets in people with type 2 diabetes and renal disease: a randomized controlled trial of the effect of different dietary protein amounts. Am J Clin Nutr, 2013 Aug; 98(2): 494-501.

    Author’s Contact Info

    Peter M. Clifton
    University of South Australia
    Playford Building P5-16
    University of South Australia
    Adelaide 5000, Australia
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