Topic: Protein diet, appetite control & Weight loss: Does the science work?
This week you learned about protein catabolism, transamination and (glucogenic and ketogenic) amino acid oxidation.You also learned about the importance of the urea cycle in the removal of the toxic ammonia waste product.
As you work on this assigned discussion board topic consider the following:
- The switch from a high carbohydrate diet (as this is common in the typical western diet) to a diet rich in proteins has long been hailed as an effective means to achieve weight loss and as a healthier life style choice.
- Many well-documented studies indicate that a diet high in protein seems to decrease food intake, body weight, and body adiposity.
- High-protein meals and foods are thought to have a greater satiating effect than a diet high in carbohydrates or high-fat meals.
- There is little evidence that a diet with a high protein intake has any negative outcomes on human health. However, in recent years some scientific studies indicated that long-term consumption of a high-protein diet could be linked with metabolic and clinical problems, such as loss of bone mass and renal dysfunction.