Total human body protein synthesis in relation to protein requirements at various ages

Abstract

THE intensity of body and tissue protein metabolism per kg declines with increased adult body size in mammals1. This fall parallels a similar progressive decline in the intensity of energy metabolism2–4. It has also been concluded that protein metabolism per unit of body weight is about four to five times faster in young rats than in adult man1; this… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/253192a0

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