Milk! Muscle Gain, and Fat Loss
There was a study done, but I can't remember by which univeristy(ies).
Milk, soy drink, and energy drinks were tested amongst weight lifters, I believe, to see which had the best affect on muscle gain and fat loss.
It was milk! I gotta see if I can find the study...
Would that be sem-skimmed or full fat? maybe gold-top
I'm not actually sure, my local radio station made mention of the study, but I cannot remember the reference...
Choose milk for losing fat and gaining muscle.
From Science Daily:
Upon the study's conclusion, researchers found that the milk drinking group had lost nearly twice as much fat - two pounds - while the carbohydrate beverage group lost one pound of fat. Those drinking soy lost no fat. At the same time, the gain in muscle was much greater among the milk drinkers than either the soy or carbohydrate beverage study participants.
They studied young, healthy men who were put on a regimen of weight lifting x 5 days a week, then assigned to drink either two cups of skim milk, a soy beverage with equivalent amounts of protein and energy, or a carbohydrate beverage with an equivalent amount of energy, which was roughly the same as drinking 600 to 700 milliliters of a typical sports drink.
Milk Beats Soy For Post-weighlifting Muscle Gain
Science Daily ‚Äî Got milk? Weightlifters will want to raise a glass after a new study found that milk protein is significantly better than soy at building muscle mass.
The study, conducted by a team of researchers at McMaster University's Department of Kinesiology, was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It compared how much muscle protein young men gained after completing a heavy weight workout followed by consumption of equivalent amounts of protein as either fluid skim milk or a soy drink.
"Our thinking going into the study was that milk would be better than soy. We suspected this would be the case because of work done by French researchers. However, we were really impressed by how much greater the gains in muscle protein with milk were," says Sarah Wilkinson, lead researcher and a graduate student in the department of kinesiology.
The findings would suggest that if men consume only skim milk (two cups) after each of their workouts, they would gain almost twice as much muscle in 10 weeks than if they drank the same amount of protein as a soy drink.
"This is an interesting finding, since soy and milk proteins are considered to be complete proteins that are basically equivalent from a nutritional standpoint," explains Stuart Phillips, associate professor of kinesiology, who was also involved in the study. "Our findings clearly show that milk proteins are a superior source of protein in producing muscle mass gains in response to weightlifting."
Scientists also analyzed the composition of milk and soy proteins and did not find remarkable differences. At this stage, researchers are uncertain why milk proteins were so much more effective than soy. However, the two main types of proteins in milk, whey and casein, may have intrinsic properties that are advantageous in terms of supporting muscle growth.
"The plan at this point is to follow this up with a long-term study to see if the findings from this short-term study can be replicated," says Phillips.
Funding for the study was made possible by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the US National Dairy Council.
Note: This story has been adapted from a news release issued by McMaster University.
Wow. I was suprised when my doctor told me milk was the best (he's a specialist in that area), but now this confirms it.
Try having a drink of a raw egg... Yummi !
Actually when your weight is 48kg you always thinking of fat gain and not loss