• Whey Protein Outperforms Soy for Preserving Muscle during Weight Loss

    By USDEC Staff March 26, 2015

    According to the study's senior author, Stuart Phillips, "the greatest metabolic health benefits resulting from weight loss are achieved with retention of muscle and loss of fat." Although higher protein diets promote muscle retention, some proteins, like whey protein, affect MPS better than others, Phillips noted. He surmised that the amino acid leucine in whey might be the difference maker, but said more research was necessary to pinpoint the ultimate cause.

    Whey protein is a high-quality, complete protein naturally found in dairy. This means it is readily digested and absorbed by the body and contains all of the essential amino acids (protein "building blocks") the body needs. Whey protein also is one of the best sources of the branched-chain amino acid leucine.

    For more information, visit our Media Center for the News Release. A full abstract of the study "Whey Protein Supplementation Preserves Postprandial Myofibrillar Protein Synthesis during Short-Term Energy Restriction in Overweight and Obese Adults" can be found here.

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