A critical examination of dietary protein requirements, benefits, and excesses in athletes.

@article{Phillips2007ACE,
  title={A critical examination of dietary protein requirements, benefits, and excesses in athletes.},
  author={Stuart M Phillips and Daniel R Moore and Jason E. Tang},
  journal={International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 Suppl},
  pages={S58-76}
}
There is likely no other dietary component that inspires as much debate, insofar as athletes are concerned, as protein. How much dietary protein is required, optimal, or excessive? Dietary guidelines from a variety of sources have settled on an adequate dietary protein intake for those over the age of 19 of ~0.8-0.9 g protein.kg body weight(-1).d(-1). According to U.S. and Canadian dietary reference intakes (33), the recommended allowance for protein of 0.8 g protein.kg(-1).d(-1) is "the… CONTINUE READING
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