A review of issues of dietary protein intake in humans.

  title={A review of issues of dietary protein intake in humans.},
  author={Shane A. Bilsborough and Neil J. Mann},
  journal={International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism},
  volume={16 2},
Considerable debate has taken place over the safety and validity of increased protein intakes for both weight control and muscle synthesis. The advice to consume diets high in protein by some health professionals, media and popular diet books is given despite a lack of scientific data on the safety of increasing protein consumption. The key issues are the rate at which the gastrointestinal tract can absorb amino acids from dietary proteins (1.3 to 10 g/h) and the liver's capacity to deaminate… 

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