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  • Whole eggs better for muscle building and repair than egg whites, researchers find

    From left, nutritional sciences graduate student Joseph Beals, kinesiology and community health professor Nicholas Burd, kinesiology graduate student Sarah Skinner and their colleagues found that eating whole eggs after resistance exercise boosted muscle building and repair significantly more than eating egg whites with an equivalent amount of protein.

    From left, nutritional sciences graduate student Joseph Beals, kinesiology and community health professor Nicholas Burd, kinesiology graduate student Sarah Skinner and their colleagues found that eating whole eggs after resistance exercise boosted muscle building and repair significantly more than eating egg whites with an equivalent amount of protein.

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  • Editor’s notes:
    To reach Nicholas Burd, call 217-333-2461; email naburd@illinois.edu
    The paper “Consumption of whole eggs promotes greater stimulation of postexercise muscle protein synthesis than consumption of isonitrogenous amounts of egg whites in young men” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.
    DOI: 10.3945/‚Äčajcn.117.159855