Reduced protein intake in proportion to nutrients such as carbohydrates and fat triggers greater calorie consumption, a study in Obesity Reviews indicated. Researchers found that when individuals' proportion of calories from protein dropped to 10% from 15%, their overall energy intake rose 12%, or about 240 calories. "We are definitely usually getting the right amount of protein, it's just that we are eating it in the wrong balance with other foods," researcher Alison Gosby said.

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