Does animal vs plant protein impact appetite control or energy expenditure?

The research question at hand is the degree of impact of a dietary protein source and type (e.g. animal vs plant) and amount on selected physiological and health outcomes.

Here is what a randomized study recently found (emphasis added):

…[D]iets varying in protein quantity with either beef/pork or soy/legume as the predominant source have minimal effects on appetite control, energy expenditure and cardio-metabolic risk factors during ER-induced weight loss.

This is interesting in the context of our recent post showing the short term impacts of a varied diet.

Readers should not assume this is a simple topic, but this finding is certainly noteworthy; advocates for a plant-based diet will certainly have something to add to this conversation.

Here is the link  to the full paper.


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