Myth: Protein supplementation helps with weight loss management.
Truth: This is false. Studies have shown that caloric restriction may be the most effective way to lose weight. However, this also depends on the type of macronutrient an individual consumes. Meta-analyses have determined that it is inconclusive whether high protein diets contribute to weight management.
In The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a randomized controlled trial investigated whether high protein intake from animal protein with or without protein, would contribute to weight management after weight loss. Calcium has also been included in this trial because it has an association with increased weight loss and body mass index (BMI) management. This article discusses whether protein intake has the ability to alter body composition after weight loss.
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