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Type: Journal article
Title: Effects of energy-restricted diets containing increased protein on weight loss, resting energy expenditure, and the thermic effect of feeding of type 2 diabetes
Author: Luscombe-Marsh, N.
Clifton, P.
Noakes, M.
Parker, B.
Wittert, G.
Citation: Diabetes Care, 2002; 25(4):652-657
Publisher: Amer Diabetes Assoc
Issue Date: 2002
ISSN: 0149-5992
1935-5548
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N.D. Luscombe, P.M. Clifton, M. Noakes, B. Parker, and G. Wittert
Abstract: Objective - To determine the effect of a high-protein (HP) diet compared with a low-protein (LP) diet on weight loss, resting energy expenditure (REE), and the thermic effect of food (TEF) in subjects with type 2 diabetes during moderate energy restriction. Research design and methods - In this study, 26 obese subjects with type 2 diabetes consumed a HP (28% protein, 42% carbohydrate) or LP diet (16% protein, 55% carbohydrate) during 8 weeks of energy restriction (1,600 kcal/day) and 4 weeks of energy balance. Body weight and composition and REE were measured, and the TEF in response to a HP or LP meal was determined for 2 h, at weeks 0 and 12. Results - The mean weight loss was 4.6 ± 0.4 kg (P < 0.001), of which 4.5 ± 0.4 kg was fat (P < 0.001), with no effect of diet (P = 0.6). At both weeks 0 and 12, TEF was greater after the HP than after the LP meal (0.064 vs. 0.050 kcal · kcal-1 energy consumed · 2 h-1, respectively; overall diet effect, P = 0.003). REE and TEF were reduced similarly with each of the diets (time effects, P = 0.02 and P < 0.001, respectively). Conclusions - In patients with type 2 diabetes, a low-fat diet with an increased protein-to-carbohydrate ratio does not significantly increase weight loss or blunt the fall in REE.
Keywords: Humans; Diabetes Mellitus; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2; Obesity; Body Weight; Weight Loss; Dietary Fats; Dietary Proteins; Basal Metabolism; Body Composition; Energy Metabolism; Energy Intake; Middle Aged; Female; Male; Diet, Diabetic
Description: Copyright © 2002 by the American Diabetes Association, Inc.
RMID: 0020020342
DOI: 10.2337/diacare.25.4.652
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