Protein intake and body-weight regulation

M.S. Westerterp-Plantenga*, M.P. Lejeune

*Corresponding author for this work

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Body-weight management requires a multi-factorial approach. Recent findings suggest that an elevated protein intake seems to play such a key role in body-weight management, through (i) increased satiety related to increased diet-induced thermogenesis, (ii) its effect on thermogenesis, (iii) body composition, and (iv) decreased energy-efficiency. Supported by these mechanisms a relatively larger weight loss and stronger body-weight maintenance thereafter have been observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-190
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005


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