In a recent study, researchers investigated the causes of weight regain following weight loss from dieting.
The findigns show that high-protein diets help promote weight management by reducing levels of a particular gut bacteria linked to intestinal fat absorption.
The researchers noted that reducing levels of specific gut bacteria via a high-protein diet or antibiotics could promote sustained weight loss after dietary restriction.
Obesity has multiple health effects, including increased cardiovascular risk and risk for mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 42% of adults in the United States ages 20 and over are obese. What’s more, 73.6% of U.S. adults in the same age demographic are living with either obesity or being overweight.