Dietary Pork, Appetite and Weight Loss in Human
The entire study protocol will last 13 weeks. Women will be randomly assigned to one of two experimental groups: high and low protein. All women will consume their unrestricted habitual diet during week 1 while baseline testing and measurements are taken. Starting at week 2, women in both groups will be counseled to consume a 750 kcal/day energy deficit diet containing either the RDA (LP group) or more than the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) (HP group) for protein. The energy restriction period will continue for 12 weeks (through study week 13) and is expected to result in body weight reduction of approximately 17 pounds. Testing and measurements will be repeated during week 13.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Experimental: Higher Protein (HP)
Subjects will be required to follow their seven day menu plan for the 12 weeks of intervention. The HP menus will contain 30% protein, 45% carbohydrate, and 25% fat. Subjects in the HP group will be provided with portioned, cooked and frozen pork products as part of their HP menu plan.
|Other: Higher Protein (HP)|
Experimental: Lower Protein (LP)
Subjects will be required to follow their seven day menu plan for the 12 weeks of intervention. The LP group menus will contain 18% protein, 57% carbohydrate, 25% fat. The LP group will follow a lacto-ovo vegetarian menu with no striated tissue foods. Subjects in the LP group will be provided with selected, portioned dairy products.
|Other: Lower Protein (LP)|