CategoryAnimal Science - Animal Science
Date Full Report Received03/07/2017
Date Abstract Report Received03/07/2017
InvestigationInstitution: Purdue University
Primary Investigator: Dr. Wayne W. Campbell PhD
Co-Investigators: Doug Paddon-Jones, PhD.
Funded ByNational Pork Board
The purpose of this study was to assess whether redistributing equivalent total daily protein intakes from one high protein-containing meal into multiple moderately-high protein-containing meals leads to greater retention of muscle mass in exercising adults undergoing weight loss. Adults consuming fewer calories than needed for body weight maintenance while eating high quality proteins such as pork, dairy, egg, and beef effectively lost weight, improved body composition, and improved cardio-metabolic health. The within-day protein distribution did not confer additional improvements in body composition, skeletal muscle, and health outcomes.