Chapter 3. Protein and Amino Acid Requirements of Athletes

  1. Ronald J. Maughan1 and
  2. Louise M. Burke2

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757185.ch3

Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science: Sports Nutrition

Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science: Sports Nutrition

How to Cite

Maughan, R. J. and Burke, L. M. (eds) (2002) Protein and Amino Acid Requirements of Athletes, in Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science: Sports Nutrition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757185.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University Medical School, Aberdeen, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Sports Nutrition, Australian Institute of Sport, Bruce ACT 2617, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632058143

Online ISBN: 9780470757185

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Keywords:

  • amino acid;
  • diet;
  • protein;
  • body;
  • metabolism

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • General overview of protein metabolism

  • The effect of exercise on protein metabolism

  • Recommendations for protein intakes by athletes

  • Protein intakes of athletes

  • Are very high protein intakes harmful?

  • Reading list