The role of leucine in weight loss diets and glucose homeostasis.

  title={The role of leucine in weight loss diets and glucose homeostasis.},
  author={Donald K Layman},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  volume={133 1},
Debate about the optimum balance of macronutrients for adult weight maintenance or weight loss continues to expand. Often this debate centers on the relative merits or risks of carbohydrates vs. fats; however, there is increasing interest in the optimal level of dietary protein for weight loss. Diets with a reduced ratio of carbohydrates/protein are reported to be beneficial for weight loss, although diet studies appear to lack a fundamental hypothesis to support higher protein intakes… CONTINUE READING
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