Does a high-protein diet with resistance exercise improve weight loss and lean body mass in overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes?

From: Diabetes Care

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  • 83 men and women with type 2 diabetes


  • Participants were assigned to an isocaloric, energy-restricted diet of either standard carbohydrate or high protein, with or without supervised resistance exercise training (3 days/week) for 16 weeks.


  • There was a significant reduction for body weight, fat mass, and waist circumference with the greatest reductions occurring in high-protein plus resistance exercise group.
  • There was an overall reduction in fat-free mass, blood pressure, glucose, insulin, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and 'bad' LDL cholesterol, with no difference between groups.


  • Yes (with confidence)


Editors Notes

  • Studies have shown greater improvements in body composition in obese women following a 14-week resistance training program when carbohydrate was substituted with protein.