Dietary protein - its role in satiety, energetics, weight loss and health.

  title={Dietary protein - its role in satiety, energetics, weight loss and health.},
  author={Margriet S. Westerterp-Plantenga and Sofie G. T. Lemmens and Klaas R. Westerterp},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  volume={108 Suppl 2},
Obesity is a serious health problem because of its co-morbidities. The solution, implying weight loss and long-term weight maintenance, is conditional on: (i) sustained satiety despite negative energy balance, (ii) sustained basal energy expenditure despite BW loss due to (iii) a sparing of fat-free mass (FFM), being the main determinant of basal energy expenditure. Dietary protein has been shown to assist with meeting these conditions, since amino acids act on the relevant metabolic targets… 

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