Dietary whey protein lessens several risk factors for metabolic diseases: a review

Dietary whey protein lessens several risk factors for metabolic diseases: a review

Author Sousa, Gabriela T. D. Google Scholar
Lira, Fabio Santos de Google Scholar
Rosa, Jose C. Google Scholar
Oliveira, Erick P. de Google Scholar
Oyama, Lila Missae Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Santos, Ronaldo Vagner Thomatieli dos Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Pimentel, Gustavo Duarte Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Univ Extremo Catarinense
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) have grown in prevalence around the world, and recently, related diseases have been considered epidemic. Given the high cost of treatment of obesity/DM-associated diseases, strategies such as dietary manipulation have been widely studied; among them, the whey protein diet has reached popularity because it has been suggested as a strategy for the prevention and treatment of obesity and DM in both humans and animals. Among its main actions, the following activities stand out: reduction of serum glucose in healthy individuals, impaired glucose tolerance in DM and obese patients; reduction in body weight; maintenance of muscle mass; increases in the release of anorectic hormones such as cholecystokinin, leptin, and glucagon like-peptide 1 (GLP-1); and a decrease in the orexigenic hormone ghrelin. Furthermore, studies have shown that whey protein can also lead to reductions in blood pressure, inflammation, and oxidative stress.
Keywords Whey protein
Type 2 diabetes mellitus
Language English
Sponsor Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
Date 2012-06-07
Published in Lipids in Health and Disease. London: Biomed Central Ltd, v. 11, 9 p., 2012.
ISSN 1476-511X (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Biomed Central Ltd
Extent 9
Access rights Open access Open Access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000306374900002

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