High protein weight loss diets: Their impact on satiety and intestinal health

Silvia W. Gratz*, Wendy R. Russell, Alexandra M. Johnstone

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Protein is an essential macronutrient in the human diet. In addition to providing essential amino acids to the body, protein has also been linked to inducing the feeling of fullness and satiety. Different sources of protein are traditionally used in the human diet and offer varying amino acid composition. This chapter will summarize work on the implications of the amount and type of protein in the diet to promote the control of hunger and fullness (satiety). Furthermore, evidence regarding the short-term implications of high protein diets on colonic microbiota, fermentation and ultimately intestinal health is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProtein Diets: Nutritional Sources, Health Benefits and Intake Recommendations
EditorsMeaghan Hudson
PublisherNova Science Publishers Inc
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781634635264
ISBN (Print)9781634634984
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

Publication series

NameNutrition and diet research progress


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