Research Roundup

April 2012 Issue

Research Roundup: April 2012

Calories still account for the most fat gain. Researchers found that people who ate high-calorie diets all gained a similar amount of fat, regardless of the levels of protein they consumed. Study participants divided into three groups ate an extra 1,000 calories of either a low, normal, or high percentage of protein for eight weeks. Though body fat increased similarly in all three groups, the low-protein group had a lower weight gain because they did not have the increase in body protein that the normal and high protein groups had.

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