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Old 07-30-2007, 04:51 PM
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Default Postprandial Thermogenesis Is Increased 100% on a High-Protein, Low-Fat Diet versus a High-Carbohydrate, Low-Fat Diet

Here is a link to the Full text, http://www.jacn.org/cgi/content/full/21/...ourcetype=HWCIT

I have seen studies where diet induced thermogenesis is even greater in response to proteins.

Another reason to have high protein diets!

One thing you guys should be really cognizant off when you read the literature, and also hear advice from scientists or doctors on optimal protein intake, is that they often only base optimal protein intake on one measurement; principally, nitrogen balance studies, which have many flaws, and may not be valid. But even these have often supported the efficacy of higher protein diets for athletes.

However, using one dependent measurement to determine how much protein you need is extremely flawed. As proteins have numerous other benefits beyond maintaining a positive nitrogen balance. For instance, they have been shown to improve glycemic control, increase satiety, improve LBM, and as shown above, increase diet induced thermogensis, to a greater extent than either higher fat, or high carb diets.

Dr. Donald Layman is a big advocate of the dietary reference intakes (DRIs) rather than the RDA recommendations for this purpose, as they do take into account several dependent measurements as suggested above.
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