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  • More protein doesn't mean more strength in resistance-trained middle-aged adults

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    Graduate student Colleen McKenna, professor Nicholas Burd and their colleagues tested the hypothesis that a high-protein diet would confer more benefits than moderate-protein intake in middle-aged adults engaged in weight training. They found no evidence to support the hypothesis.

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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Nicholas Burd, email naburd@illinois.edu.
    To reach Colleen McKenna, email cmckenn9@illinois.edu.

    The paper “Higher protein intake during resistance training does not potentiate strength, but modulates gut microbiota, in middle-aged adults: A randomized control trial” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1152/ajpendo.00574.2020