Whey Protein Lowers Cholesterol and Triglycerides in Overweight Adults

By: Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist
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Over the years I have written extensively on the value of fine quality whey protein isolates. A new 12-week study with obese adults, average age 48, showed that whey protein could significantly improve their metabolic profile on such key issues as lowering triglycerides, lowering cholesterol, and improving blood sugar metabolism (less insulin resistance).

Six weeks into the program those supplementing with whey protein had already lowered their triglycerides – a vital step required to improve leptin resistance and reduce cardiovascular risk. By 12 weeks they had significantly lowered their cholesterol. Additionally, various parameters relating to insulin function and glucose metabolism were tested and had significantly improved.

This study shows that whey protein, as part of a healthy diet, is a superior food source for improvement of metabolism. Many people find that having a whey protein drink for breakfast is not only fast and easy, it gets their metabolism off on the right foot and helps them eat less food later in the day.

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