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Protein Metabolism in Active Youth: Not Just Little Adults

Moore, Daniel R.

doi: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000170
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ABSTRACT Understanding how exercise and dietary protein alter the turnover and synthesis of body proteins in youth can provide guidelines for the optimal development of lean mass. This review hypothesizes that active youth obtain similar anabolic benefits from exercise and dietary protein as adults but the requirement for amino acids to support growth renders them more sensitive to these nutrients.

Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author: Daniel R. Moore, 00 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C9, Canada, E-mail:; Telephone number: +1.416.946.4088

Funding: No funding to disclose

Conflicts of interest: DRM has received research support from Ajinomoto Co. Inc. and Nestle S.A. for some of his research in active children. There are no financial conflicts of interest to report.

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