Pea Protein and Muscle Mass During Weight Loss

2019-10-16 10:39:17 | BioPortfolio


A pilot study comparing the effects of pea protein versus whey protein on the preservation of muscle mass and functionality in individuals undertaking a weight loss regimen.


A single site, double-blind, randomized clinical trial designed to compare the effects of pea protein or whey protein or maltodextrin supplementation on muscle mass and functionality in males and females with obesity undertaking a weight loss regimen. Eligible participants will be randomized to one of the three groups (pea protein, whey protein, maltodextrin) and will be asked to attend 3 in-person clinic visits (0, 6, and 12 weeks) for blood and urine collection and assessments of muscle mass and muscle function. A separate visit for screening and for a fasting blood sample, as well as a Pre-Study visit and a meeting with a registered dietitian, will be required.

Study Design




Pea Protein, Whey Protein, Maltodextrin


Not yet recruiting


University of Manitoba

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-16T10:39:17-0400

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