A recent study explored the possible connections between whey protein, weight loss, and type 2 diabetes.
New Study Shows Benefits of Whey Protein
A recent study lead by Daniela Jakubowicz, MD, revealed promising results for those looking to lose weight and boost energy levels by including whey protein as part of a healthy diet. The research explored any possible connections between whey protein, weight loss, and type 2 diabetes.
The study, officially presented at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting on April 1st 2016, explored how a high-calorie and protein-rich breakfast, regular-sized lunch, and smaller dinner could prove to be a successful weight-loss strategy.
Jakubowicz explained the hypothesis that adding whey protein to the diet "improved satiety and reduced glucose spikes throughout the day in people with obesity and type 2 diabetes. […] However, the benefits […] depend on protein source and quality." The results of this extensive study indicated that organic whey protein (a natural by-product of the cheese making process) improved weight loss efforts and left participants feeling fuller for longer "after meals compared to other protein sources, such as eggs, soy or tuna".
The 23-month long study involved 48 participants (average 59 years of age) divided into 2 groups – one with whey protein, and one without. 12 weeks into the experiment, the group that had whey protein incorporated into their diet lost significantly more weight than the group on normal proteins (around 1 kg more).
The moral of the story? Always start breakfast the right whey!
(of course, you should obtain professional medical advice before beginning any new health regimen)