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For current and aspiring performance nutritionists! The IOPN (Institute of Performance Nutrition) "We Do Science" Podcast, hosted by Dr Laurent Bannock, features a wide variety of leading guest experts (elite practitioners and scientists) with expertise in sport and exercise nutrition & related fields relevant to 'real-world' practice.

Nov 1, 2019

Episode 121 of the Institute of Performance Nutrition "We Do Science" podcast! In this episode, I (Laurent Bannock) discuss "Protein and Endurance Athletes" with Dan Moore PhD (University of Toronto).

In this session we get into:

  • Amino acids as fuel
  • Protein requirements of endurance athletes - overview
  • Exercise-induced skeletal muscle remodelling: impact of training and importance of protein in recovery process
  • Muscle protein synthesis: relevance to endurance athletes
  • "Total, Type, and Timing" considerations (incl plant vs animal protein)
  • Beyond muscle protein synthesis: Protein & glycogen synthesis and protein & immune function
  • Future perspectives for research and practice

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