Monday, June 16, 2008

Protein Review Article-Impact on Glycemic Control During Weight Loss

Greetings and thanks for stopping back to check in. Until about the first week of July you will probably be seeing even more studies than usual here as I will be posting some studies I find interesting as I am currently up to my neck in all sorts of studies working on my PhD writtens.

Here is a great review that you can get the whole article too from their website. Dr Layman has done lots for great work in the area of protein research. Abstract below

Dietary protein impact on glycemic control during weight loss.

Layman DK, Baum JI.

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA.

Diets with higher protein (1.5 g x kg(-1) x d(-1)) and reduced carbohydrates (120 to 200 g/d) appear to enhance weight loss due to a higher loss of body fat and reduced loss of lean body mass. While studies of prolonged use of moderate protein diets are not available, short-term studies report beneficial effects associated with increased satiety, increased thermogenesis, sparing of muscle protein loss, and enhanced glycemic control. Combined impacts of a moderate protein diet are likely derived from lower carbohydrates resulting in lower postprandial increase in blood glucose and lower insulin response, and higher protein providing increased BCAA leucine levels and gluconeogenic substrates. A key element in the diet appears to be the higher intake of BCAA leucine with unique regulatory actions on muscle protein synthesis, modulation of the insulin signal, and sparing of glucose use by stimulation of the glucose-alanine cycle. This review focuses on the contributions of leucine and the BCAA to regulation of muscle protein synthesis and glycemic control.

Publication Types:
* Review

PMID: 15051856 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]