Effect of a relatively high-protein, high-fiber diet on body composition and metabolic risk factors in overweight women
posted by Research Admin on 12 November 2010
Year of Publication
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 64 (11), 1323-1331
Journal article (peer reviewed)
Approaches to reducing obesity and its associated metabolic derangements typically emphasize fat and energy restriction, but for many achieving and maintaining weight loss is difficult. Diets that focus on substantially altering macronutrient distribution rather than energy restriction are promising alternatives, but have generally included large amounts of protein, fiber or fat. This study aimed to compare the effects of dietary advice including moderate increases in protein and fiber without specifying energy intake with standard low-fat, high-carbohydrate dietary recommendations on body composition and metabolic risk factors. The study concluded that a diet relatively high in both protein and fiber improved body composition and metabolic risk factors compared with standard dietary advice.
Type of Study
Randomised controlled trial