A study done with older, obese adults has found that whey protein containing essential amino acids may reduce body fat. The whey protein with essential amino acids may enhance muscle synthesis which, in turn, can enhance fat loss. The reason for this is that muscle tissue is more metabolically active than fat tissue. What's interesting about this study is that muscle biopsies were taken in order to clinically determine that lean body mass (i.e., muscle ) had increased. When lean body mass increases, body fat tends to decrease. As a result, body composition becomes more favorable with less percentage body fat. The authors of this study proposed that the results obtained with older, obese adults may also be obtained with younger adults.
Brian Danley, CFT
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.