Protein Quantity and Quality at Levels above the RDA Improves Adult Weight Loss

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URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07315724.2004.10719435

Journal: Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Publication Date: 10/2004

Summary: our research suggests that increased use of high quality protein at breakfast maybe important for the metabolic advantage of a higher protein diet.

Key Takeaways

The amino acid leucine plays an important role in muscle protein synthesis. Protein intake should be at least 1.5 grams per kilogram. High quality protein consumed during breakfast is metabolically advantageous.

Animal Protein Better For Muscle Building due to Higher Levels of Leucine

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