Casein Protein for Weight Management
Why Do Dieters Use It?*
High-protein diets may be effective for weight loss, and some dieters say protein supplements such as casein are convenient to use while dieting.
What Do the Advocates Say?*
Some weight management professionals claim casein may aid weight loss due to its effect on appetite, calorie burning, and body composition.
How Much Is Usually Taken by Dieters?
Dieters can make or purchase protein shakes containing casein alone or in combination with other proteins, but whether casein is more effective than other proteins is unclear. In a controlled trial,1 a weight loss and weight training program that included 1.5 grams per day of casein per 2.2 lbs body weight resulted in the same amount of weight loss as a similar program that used whey protein, but more body fat was lost by the group using casein.
*Dieters and weight-management advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.
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