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Normal protein intake is required for body weight loss and weight maintenance, and elevated protein intake for additional preservation of resting energy expenditure and fat free mass.

J. Nutr. 2013 May;143(5):591-6.
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Energy-restricted high-protein diets (HPDs) have shown favorable results for body weight (BW) management, yet studies differ in their outcomes depending on the dietary protein content. Our o...(.)?d(-1) is sufficient for BW management, whereas a HPD of 1.2 g?·?kg BW(-1)?(.)?d(-1) is necessary for preservation of REE and a stronger initial sparing effect of FFM and lowering of DBP.

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