Putting Perspective on Protein with Prof. Don Layman

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This week on the podcast Mikki speaks to returning guest Prof Don Layman about protein metabolism. They specifically discuss the importance of thinking about protein requirements from an amino acid perspective, how much protein you can consume in a meal and absorb, why amino acids as a whole are important for muscle protein synthesis (and not just leucine), the value of animal protein, how much more you need to eat as a vegetarian and so much more. As always, a fantastic conversation you don’t want to miss.

Dr. Donald Layman is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Layman has been a leader in research about protein, nutrition for athletic performance, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular health. Dr. Layman has over 100 peer-reviewed publications.
He has received numerous awards for his research from the American Society for Nutrition and the National Institutes for Health and for his nutrition teaching. Dr. Layman currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and on the editorial boards of Nutrition & Metabolism, and Nutrition Research and Practice. Dr. Layman has an extensive consulting background including work with NASA, the Shriners Children’s Hospital, the US Air Force plus numerous food companies and organizations including Kraft Foods, Nestlé, Agropur and the National Dairy Council. Dr. Layman earned his doctorate in human nutrition and biochemistry at the University of Minnesota.

Prof Layman on Twitter: https://twitter.com/donlayman