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High-protein diet curbs metabolic benefits of weight loss

Bettina Mittendorfer, PhD
Bettina Mittendorfer, PhD, (left) measures Mary Akin's height to calculate her body mass index, which is a ratio of height to body weight. Akin has been part of a study aimed at helping women lose weight and determining the effects of a high-protein diet on weight loss. The research team found that those who ate a high-protein diet to lose weight didn't get the metabolic benefits seen in women who lost weight on a lower-protein diet.
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