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New Research on Protein, Metabolism, Recovery and Satiety

Did you know that when you evenly consume at least 90 grams of protein over the course of three meals per day, maximal protein synthesis is stimulated and there is a marked improvement in satiety. As a result, calorie consumption is better managed throughout the day. Plus, the muscle building properties and recovery after a workout are enhanced with appropriate protein intake. You’ll not want to miss this course as we take a closer look at protein.

  1. Identify five roles of dietary protein beyond muscle growth and repair.
  2. Explain the difference between dietary protein requirements and dietary protein needs.
  3. Describe the impact that standard dietary guidance in the latter part of the 20th Century had on overall disease and obesity rates in the U.S.
  4. Compare and contrast newer thinking regarding the impact of dietary carbohydrates versus dietary protein on whole body inflammation, obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.
  5. List ways that the 2005 Dietary Guidelines differ from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines with respect to dietary protein intake.
  6. Describe new research indicating the differences between a more optimal dietary protein distribution pattern versus that of the “typical” American diet pattern.
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