Increased dietary protein as a dietary strategy to prevent and/or treat obesity

Mo Med. 2014 Jan-Feb;111(1):54-8.


Obesity in America continues to be a major public health concern. Emerging scientific evidence suggests that a diet rich in high-quality protein is a beneficial dietary strategy to prevent and/or treat obesity. This paper provides a brief synopsis of the latest research regarding the effects of higher protein diets to improve body weight management and energy intake regulation. Specific focus on the effects of increased dietary protein on appetite control, satiety, and food cravings are also explored.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Appetite / physiology
  • Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage*
  • Energy Intake / physiology
  • Energy Metabolism / physiology
  • Food Preferences
  • Humans
  • Obesity / metabolism
  • Obesity / prevention & control*
  • Satiation / physiology
  • Weight Loss / physiology


  • Dietary Proteins