Evaluation of protein requirements for trained strength athletes.

  title={Evaluation of protein requirements for trained strength athletes.},
  author={Mark Andrew Tarnopolsky and Stephanie A. Atkinson and J. Duncan Macdougall and Alan Chesley and Stuart M Phillips and H P Schwarcz},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={73 5},
Leucine kinetic and nitrogen balance (NBAL) methods were used to determine the dietary protein requirements of strength athletes (SA) compared with sedentary subjects (S). Individual subjects were randomly assigned to one of three protein intakes: low protein (LP) = 0.86 g protein.kg-1.day-1, moderate protein (MP) = 1.40 g protein.kg-1.day-1, or high protein (HP) = 2.40 g protein.kg-1.day-1 for 13 days for each dietary treatment. NBAL was measured and whole body protein synthesis (WBPS) and… 

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