There is some advantage in eating a high-protein diet
A recent publication in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, (V 82, p 41, 2005) examines the issue of weight reduction in high-protein diets. 19 people were cycled between different diets. All the diets contained 50% of the calories from carbohydrates (these are not "low-carb" diets). The diets with less protein contained more fat. The diets highest in protein produced a feeling of fullness with less caloric intake, compared to diets with less proteins. As a result, there was an average weight loss for people who ate the higher-protein diet, without any artificial caloric intake limitations. This suggests that higher protein intake is helpful for weight-loss.
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