5. Protein and Amino Acids

  1. Professor Susan A Lanham-New2,
  2. Dr Samantha J Stear3,
  3. Dr Susan M Shirreffs4 and
  4. Dr Adam L Collins2
  1. Dr Peter Wr Lemon

Published Online: 14 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch5

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

How to Cite

Lemon, P. W. (2011) Protein and Amino Acids, in Sport and Exercise Nutrition (eds S. A. Lanham-New, S. J. Stear, S. M. Shirreffs and A. L. Collins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444344905.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of Surrey, UK

  2. 3

    Performance Influencers Limited, UK

  3. 4

    Loughborough University, UK

Author Information

  1. The University of Western Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334685

Online ISBN: 9781444344905



  • protein and amino acids;
  • protein, in every cell of living organisms;
  • 20 amino acids in proteins, for making proteins;
  • indispensable amino acids;
  • complete protein foods;
  • protein needs for athletes;
  • dietary protein timing, post-exercise intake;
  • protein metabolism role in response to training


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Complete protein foods

  • Dietary requirements versus dietary recommendations

  • Protein needs for athletes

  • Dietary protein timing

  • Dietary protein type

  • Summary

  • References

  • Further reading