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23-10-2018

Misconceptions about protein

For some years now, protein has been seen in something of a bad light by the general public. Routinely denounced by the media, protein nonetheless continues to be viewed positively by nutritionists, for whom its rightful place in the diet has never been in question, unlike fats and carbohydrates which...
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16-10-2017

Citrulline significantly increases muscle protein synthesis

A new study has shown that citrulline has a direct effect on muscle protein synthesis by redistributing ‘energy flows’ to its advantage. It is this property that makes it so beneficial for maintaining muscle mass in older people. Citrulline is converted in the body into arginine, an essential amino acid...
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12-07-2017

Seniors: focus on protein to stay in shape

As we get older, we often experience a decrease in our muscle strength, a phenomenon which in 2009 was attributed by scientists to a loss of lean body mass 1 . Lean mass includes the body’s muscle mass but not its fat mass. A number of studies have since been...
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