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High Protein Intake: Body Composition, Microbiome, and Genetic Influences

February 4, 2020

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In this nutrition discussion from CEO and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, Jose Antonio, identifies what a “high” intake of protein is for athlete; the risks, if any, for high protein intakes; the effects of high protein intakes on body composition; and the genes that may influence body composition.

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Is a Higher Protein Intake Associated with Health Concerns? Effect on Bone and Kidneys

February 11, 2019

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In this article, Mike Nelson addresses two stubborn myths associated with increased protein intake and negative effects: kidney issues and bone loss.

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How Much Protein – Updates from the Research

January 3, 2020

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There can be no doubt that protein is important and this article reviews the current research to help further understand the recommendations for protein intake.

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Pick Your Protein

December 1, 2015

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How can tactical athletes ensure they are getting enough protein, what is the best timing for protein intake, and what should they look for in a protein supplement?

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How Much Protein Do Resistance Training Athletes Need?

January 15, 2019

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Consumption of dietary protein by athletes is a common intervention to maximize gains in muscle and strength, and to improve body composition. The purpose of this article is to analyze the current research on the optimal amount of dietary protein for resistance training athletes.

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High-Protein Diets

May 1, 2017

Article

Diets moderately higher in protein and slightly lower in carbohydrate may be beneficial when it comes to weight loss and improving body composition, as well as for sport performance.

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Improving Recovery for Tactical Athletes

September 16, 2019

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The purpose of this article is to help provide recommendations of overall recovery modalities for tactical athletes.

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Analysis of “Fad Diets” and Alternatives for Optimal Athletic Performance

June 1, 2017

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Not all diets are appropriate for every population and this is especially true of an athlete who is expected to train and perform at a high level. Learn about the negatives of fad diets, potential pitfalls, and realistic dietary guidelines for athletes.

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How Low Can You Go—Considerations for Low-Carbohydrate Diets

December 1, 2013

Article

Recent research has developed new ways of approaching macronutrient ratios that challenge the conventional way of thinking. This article takes a look at what is usually recommended for athletes, as well as different lower carbohydrate variations.

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