How protein-rich diets help lose weight
|How protein-rich diets help lose weight||Darrell Miller||12/04/16|
December 04, 2016 06:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (email@example.com)
Subject: How protein-rich diets help lose weight
Many researchers have started focusing on the effect certain foods have on weight and metabolism. One such study involves determining how proteins help with weight loss. What they found is that phenylalanine is released when protein is broken down, which then causes the body to release hormones that tell our bodies that they are full. In contrast, low protein diets allow another hormone to be released in excess that tells us we are hungry. This research could someday lead to medications being developed that will help with the growing obesity epidemic.
- Lower estimated glomerular filtration rate, another indicator of poor kidney function, was linked with worse performance on tests of global cognitive function and memory.
- A better understanding of the mechanism by which protein diets cause weight loss could lead to the development of drugs and diets that tackle the growing obesity epidemic.
- In contrast, high levels of the hormone GLP-1 tell us when we have had enough food and tell our bodies to stop eating.
"the precise mechanisms by which phenylalanine suppresses appetite and body weight still need to be determined, and there are likely to be additional mechanisms which are also involved in the beneficial effects of a high protein diet."