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

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


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.


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




High protein diet study


Smart Foods Centre, University of Wollongong
New South Wales


Not yet recruiting


University of Wollongong

Results (where available)

View Results


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

Clinical Trials [2392 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Interactive Effects of an Isocaloric High-protein Diet and Resistance Exercise in Untrained Overweight Young Men

Background: The interactive effects of resistance training and dietary protein on hormonal responses in overweight or obese adults are not clear and remain controversial. Investigators tes...

Diet, Obesity and Genes (DiOGenes)

Study Title: Diogenes, A randomised controlled trial comparing the effect of reduced-fat diets varying in glycaemic index (high vs. low) and protein content (high vs. normal) on bodyweight...

High Protein Diet Versus Normal Protein Diet in Treating Patients With Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy

A total of 80 patients diagnosed with liver cirrhosis and minimal hepatic encephalopathy will be recruited. They will be randomized to receive high protein diet ( n = 40) and a normal prot...

The Effect of High Protein Diet Versus a Low Fat Diet on Body Weight After Smoking Cessation

The purpose of this study is to determine whether subjects following a high protein diet will gain less in weight after smoking cessation compared to subjects following a low fat diet due ...

Can a Modified Fat Diet With Low Glycaemic Load Improve Insulin Sensitivity and Inflammatory Mediators in Overweight People With Chronic Heart Failure?

This study is looking at overweight patients with chronic heart failure (CHF), to compare the effects of a modified fat diet with a reduced glycaemic load (diet 1); and a conventional low ...

PubMed Articles [39794 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Changes in markers for cardio-metabolic disease risk after only 1-2 weeks of a high saturated fat diet in overweight adults.

Diets high in saturated fat acids (SFA) have been linked with cardio-metabolic disease risk. The purpose of this study was to determine whether only 1-2 weeks of a high SFA diet could impact disease r...

A baru almond-enriched diet reduces abdominal adiposity and improves high-density lipoprotein concentrations: A randomized, placebo-controlled trial.

Nut consumption is associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular disease. Baru almonds have a high protein content and high quantities of mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids, phenolic compounds, a...

Isotopic turnover rates and diet-tissue discrimination depend on feeding habits of freshwater snails.

Estimates of animal diets and trophic structure using stable isotope analysis are strongly affected by diet-tissue discrimination and tissue turnover rates, yet these factors are often unknown for con...

Protein expression in submandibular glands of young rats is modified by a high-fat/high-sugar maternal diet.

Maternal diet has consequences on many organs of the offspring, but salivary glands have received little attention despite the importance of the saliva secretory function in oral health and control of...

Neutrophil elastase and myeloperoxidase mRNA expression in overweight and obese subjects.

Neutrophil elastase and myeloperoxidase enzymes have been implicated in high-fat diet-induced obesity, insulin resistance (IR) and atherosclerosis in animal models. The aim of the present study was to...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

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.

A status with BODY WEIGHT that is above certain standard of acceptable or desirable weight. In the scale of BODY MASS INDEX, overweight is defined as having a BMI of 25.0-29.9 kg/m2. Overweight may or may not be due to increases in body fat (ADIPOSE TISSUE), hence overweight does not equal "over fat".

A diet that contains limited amounts of protein. It is prescribed in some cases to slow the progression of renal failure. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)

A course of food intake that is high in FATS and low in CARBOHYDRATES. This diet provides sufficient PROTEINS for growth but insufficient amount of carbohydrates for the energy needs of the body. A ketogenic diet generates 80-90% of caloric requirements from fats and the remainder from proteins.

More From BioPortfolio on "Effectiveness of High Protein Diets in Promoting Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese Subjects."

Quick Search


Relevant Topic

Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...

Searches Linking to this Trial