The purpose of this study is to see if a high-protein meal leads to a better postprandial
(after a meal) blood lipid profile compared to a high-monounsaturated meal.
The effect of a high-protein diet compared to a high-monounsaturated fat diet on fasting
lipids is controversial (1,2), In addition, these studies did not examine the effect of a
high-protein compared to a high-monounsaturated meal on postprandial lipid concentrations.
Postprandial lipid responses are important to examine since they are associated with heart
disease (3,4). In addition, most individuals in Western countries are in a postprandial
state for majority of the day. The present study will compare the effect of a high-protein
meal versus a high-monounsaturated fat meal on postprandial lipid responses.
- Men and women ages 18-65 years.
- Use of medications or supplements that affect lipid levels, body weight, or blood
- following a weight loss diet,
- being a vegan,
- heavy alcohol use,
- severe depression,
- eating disorders,
- presence of liver, kidney, gastrointestinal, adrenal, or untreated thyroid disease,
- lactose intolerance,
- documented mal-absorption, or
- bowel surgery that affects absorption.