Do athletes need more dietary protein and amino acids?

  title={Do athletes need more dietary protein and amino acids?},
  author={P. Lemon},
  journal={International journal of sport nutrition},
  volume={5 Suppl},
  • P. Lemon
  • Published 1995
  • Biology, Medicine
  • International journal of sport nutrition
  • The current recommended daily allowance (RDA) for protein is based primarily on data derived from subjects whose lifestyles were essentially sedentary. More recent well-designed studies that have employed either the classic nitrogen balance approach or the more technically difficult metabolic tracer technique indicate that overall protein needs (as well as needs for some specific individual amino acids) are probably increased for those who exercise regularly. Although the roles of the… CONTINUE READING
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