Whey Protein Enhances Fat Metabolism

Saturday, June 20, 2009
By: Byron J. Richards,
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

A new study shows that whey protein1, compared to fish, casein, and gluten proteins had a far superior ability to help reduce the amount of fat in the blood following a high fat meal.

The study was carried out in type II diabetic patients.  It is now clearly understood that elevated triglycerides (what I call fat blobs) in the circulation following a meal is not only a sign of serious leptin resistance – it is a primary risk factor for impending cardiovascular disease.

The fact that whey protein can help clear such fat blobs out of the circulation means that it can offer cardiovascular protection to individuals with type II diabetes.  It also means it is good for anyone trying to lose weight and is looking for a metabolically superior form of protein.


Referenced Studies:
  1. ^ Whey Protein Lowers Blood Fats Following a High Fat Meal  Am J Clin Nutr  Lene S Mortensen, Merete L Hartvigsen, Lea J Brader, Arne Astrup, Jürgen Schrezenmeir, Jens J Holst, Claus Thomsen and Kjeld Hermansen.

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