Dietary protein, weight loss, and weight maintenance.

  title={Dietary protein, weight loss, and weight maintenance.},
  author={Margriet S. Westerterp-Plantenga and Arie G. Nieuwenhuizen and Daniel Tom{\'e} and Stijn Soenen and K. R. Westerterp},
  journal={Annual review of nutrition},
The role of dietary protein in weight loss and weight maintenance encompasses influences on crucial targets for body weight regulation, namely satiety, thermogenesis, energy efficiency, and body composition. Protein-induced satiety may be mainly due to oxidation of amino acids fed in excess, especially in diets with "incomplete" proteins. Protein-induced energy expenditure may be due to protein and urea synthesis and to gluconeogenesis; "complete" proteins having all essential amino acids show… 

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