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Protein dose requirements post-exercise for maximal muscle growth

01 January 1970

People respond to feeding with protein by increasing the production of new protein in their muscle, a process known as muscle protein synthesis (MPS). This response has been found to be further increased when combined with resistance exercise. The optimal dosing of protein to maximise MPS has been the subject of much debate and little is know as to the optimal protein needed in females. We wish to test how much protein is needed post exercise in both males and females for maximal muscle growth.


  • Men and Women
  • Age 18-35 yrs
  • Non smokers
  • Non-vegetarian
  • Regularly undertake resistance exercise

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This study has been approved by the University of Nottingham Medical School Research Ethics Committee

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