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Effectiveness of High Protein Diets in Promoting Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese Subjects.

2014-08-27 03:40:41 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Several studies have reported greater weight loss when following high meat-protein diets but limited studies have studied high plant-based protein diets. Thus we aim to investigate the effect of high protein diets in weight management and also to investigate the superior protein source in achieving this effect. In addition, we aim to develop dietary intervention strategies that are realistic and sustainable.

Description

Participants will be randomised to either high-protein diets (30% of energy) from animal or plant sources or standard protein diet (15% of energy) weight loss diet for 3 months.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Overweight

Intervention

High protein diet study

Location

Smart Foods Centre, University of Wollongong
Wollongong
New South Wales
Australia
2522

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

University of Wollongong

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:40:41-0400

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A diet that consists mainly of foods with a high content of protein and limited amounts of CARBOHYDRATES.

A diet that includes foods with a high protein content.

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