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By Amy Norton, Reuters Health. NEW YORK Reuters Health – People lose weight when they cut calories, but a diet with some extra protein may be especially effective at trimming body fat and improving blood fats, a new study suggests. Researchers found that over one year, a moderate-protein diet was better than a standard high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet at helping overweight adults shed body fat. The findings, reported in the Journal of Nutrition, suggest that trading in some carbs for protein may do dieters good. For the study, overweight adults were randomly assigned to one of two calorie-restricted diets: the commonly recommended higher-carb diet, with about 15 percent of calories coming from protein, 55 percent from carbohydrates and 30 percent from fats; or a moderate-protein diet where 30 percent of calories came from protein — including lean meat, low-fat dairy and nuts — while 40 percent came from carbs, and 30 percent from fats. All participants were given menu plans and attended weekly meetings with a dietitian to help them stick with their new lifestyle. After one year, the average weight loss was similar in the two groups — 23 pounds with the moderate-protein diet, versus roughly 19 pounds with the high-carb diet. However, the moderate-protein former group lost more fat mass, and had greater improvements in both HDL and triglyceride levels. Donald K. Layman, of the University of Illinois in Urbana. So the diet encourages the body to shed more stored fat, according to Layman.