Does Protein Make You Lose Weight?

It is well established that obesity is an increasingly prevalent condition and one with far-reaching consequences for public health. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that being overweight or obese resulted in more than 4 million deaths in 2017 and that the rates of these conditions among children and adolescents have more than quadrupled since 1975.

While the reasons for this epidemic are many, a recently published by Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B focuses on one of the more recent theories around the causes of obesity: the “protein leverage hypothesis.”

How protein helps with weight loss: The food you eat provides you with energy in the form of calories. There are three basic forms that these calories can take: carbohydrates, fats, and protein.

Excerpted from Medical News Today

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