Effects of Dietary Protein on Body Composition in Exercising Individuals

Antonio, Jose, Candow, Darren G., Forbes, Scott C., Ormsbee, Michael J., Saracino, Patrick G. and Roberts, Justin D. (2020) Effects of Dietary Protein on Body Composition in Exercising Individuals. Nutrients, 12 (6). p. 1890. ISSN 2072-6643

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Protein is an important component of a healthy diet and appears to be integral to enhancing training adaptations in exercising individuals. The purpose of this narrative review is to provide an evidence-based assessment of the current literature examining increases in dietary protein intake above the recommended dietary allowance (RDA: 0.8 g/kg/d) in conjunction with chronic exercise on body composition (i.e., muscle, fat and bone). We also highlight acute and chronic pre-sleep protein studies as well as the influence of exercise timing on body composition. Overall, a high-protein diet appears to increase muscle accretion and fat loss and may have beneficial effects on bone when combined with exercise. Pre-sleep protein is a viable strategy to help achieve total daily protein goals. Importantly, there appears to be no deleterious effects from a high-protein diet on muscle, fat or bone in exercising individuals.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: exercise, diet, amino acids, training
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2020 10:40
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:53
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/705705

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