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Report: Lack of protein causes overeating Published: November 8, 2013

Humans' instinctive appetite for protein is so powerful that we are driven to continue eating until we get the right amount of protein, even if it means consuming far more energy than we need, according to

The site reports new research from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre was published online in Obesity Reviews and shows the overriding drive for dietary protein could be a key factor in the global obesity epidemic, with individuals' total energy intake increasing as the percentage of protein in their diets decreases.

Regardless of weight, age or the time frame of a diet, the research found for the first time that reducing the percentage of dietary protein will result in increased total energy intake, contributing to overweight and obesity.

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