Protein rich breakfast helps obese shed some kilos

August 14, 2015 20:38
Protein rich breakfast helps obese shed some kilos

Intake of high protein breakfast including milk, eggs, meat and yogurt daily can reduce weight among overweighed teenagers, according to a study.
The researchers from University of Missouri compared benefits of consuming a normal-protein breakfast to a high-protein breakfast in overweight teenagers who would normally skip breakfast. For the study, they fed two groups of overweight teenagers who reported skipping breakfast between five and seven times a week either normal-protein breakfast meals or high-protein breakfast meals. A third group of teenagers continued to skip breakfast for 12 weeks.

The normal-protein breakfast meal was milk and cereal and contained 13 grams of protein. The high-protein breakfast meals contained 35 grams of protein.

"The group of teenagers who ate high-protein breakfasts reduced their daily food intake by 400 calories and lost body fat mass, while the groups who ate normal-protein breakfast or continued to skip breakfast gained additional body fat," Leidy said.

The findings appeared in the International Journal of Obesity.

By Lizitha

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