Reported in the journal "Obesity," the study involved 46 women classified as either pre-obese or obese based on their Body Mass Index. The subjects were placed on one of two energy-deficient diets containing either high protein (30 percent) or normal protein (18 percent). The high protein group consumed 6 ounces of lean pork on average per day. They were then monitored over a twelve-week period to measure weight loss, fat mass, lean body mass, and perceived dietary satisfaction.
The study showed that consuming a high-protein diet and accomplishing weight loss before becoming obese help women preserve Lean Body