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Authors

  1. Rosenbloom, Christine PhD, RDN, CSSD, FAND

Abstract

Pushing protein to athletes is a multibillion dollar industry, but athletes may not get all the answers they seek from supplement companies. This article will review the current science on protein recommendations for athletes by answering their most frequently asked questions. The research on protein needs before exercise and during exercise, the best protein source, protein's effect on weight management, the timing and distribution of protein, and supplements will be reviewed to provide athletes with a "bottom line" answer.