Whey Protein maintain muscle mass during weight loss

Does whey protein maintain muscle mass during weight loss?

Effectiveness Rating for Whey Protein's Ability to Maintain Muscle Mass During Weight Loss

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well whey protein is able to maintain muscle mass during weight loss. The overall rating for this claim is 2.3 out of 3. There is some research showing the supplement's ability to deliever on this particular claim is warranted. Using Whey Protein to maintain muscle mass during weight loss may lead to positive results.

Confidence Rating for Whey Protein's Ability to Maintain Muscle Mass During Weight Loss

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There are 3 studies in the database on whey protein; the confidence rating is 60. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

References

Title of Study
A whey-protein supplement increases fat loss and spares lean muscle in obese subjects: a randomized human clinical study
Whey protein and essential amino acids promote the reduction of adipose tissue and increased muscle protein synthesis during caloric restriction-induced weight loss in elderly, obese individuals
Effect of Whey Protein in Conjunction With a Caloric-Restricted Diet and Resistance Training

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