Protein for weight loss

In this lecture Professor Phillips will explain the role of protein for weight loss.

You will learn about:
  The general principles for weight loss
  The role of protein in weight loss
  Is leucine content important?
  How can you lose fat mass and gain lean mass?
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Author

Professor Stuart Phillips

Number of lectures

1

Video time

30 mins

Key readings

1

Exams

1

Testimonials

Professor Stuart Phillips

Professor Stuart Phillips Stuart Phillips is one of THE world experts when it comes to protein metabolism and exercise. He and his team have been prolific in producing studies that now form the basis of much of today’s sports nutrition advice to athletes. Stuart worked with Dr.Wolfe in Galveston Texas and he published the first data in humans that directly examined skeletal muscle protein breakdown without using catheterization.
Returning to McMaster University in 1999 he accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology with a cross-appointment in Medicine. He was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 2003. He has received several awards for his work.

His research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on human protein turnover, specifically in skeletal muscle. He is also interested in how exercise impacts on the requirements for protein in humans. His research is funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada, the US National Dairy Council, the Dairy Farmer’s of Canada, and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.
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