Protein intake and body-weight regulation

Appetite. 2005 Oct;45(2):187-90. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2005.02.005.


Body-weight management requires a multi-factorial approach. Recent findings suggest that an elevated protein intake seems to play such a key role in body-weight management, through (i) increased satiety related to increased diet-induced thermogenesis, (ii) its effect on thermogenesis, (iii) body composition, and (iv) decreased energy-efficiency. Supported by these mechanisms a relatively larger weight loss and stronger body-weight maintenance thereafter have been observed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Body Composition
  • Body Temperature
  • Body Weight*
  • Dietary Proteins*
  • Energy Metabolism
  • Humans
  • Satiety Response / physiology*
  • Weight Loss


  • Dietary Proteins