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Concurrent Session: Dietary Protein - Current perspectives

Friday, May 6, 2016
1:45pm - 3:00pm

Julien/Gagnon/Walker

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Chair: Dr. Rajavel Elango

Dietary Protein - Current Perspectives
Dr. Marian Hannan

This session will address the issue that higher protein intakes are harmful to bone. Specifically, the session will explore the impact of dietary protein intake on bone metabolism in the context of current recommendations where habitual protein intakes exceed the RDA, but are within the AMDR. The session will also explore the changing perspective of protein requirements and its translation to distinct dietary patterns. By attending this session, participants will understand the positive effects dietary protein can have on regulating bone turnover and will be able to approach dietary requirements for protein with an appreciation for prevention of deficiencies versus optimal intake, respectively as well as appreciate current perspectives on the amount and timing of protein intake in the context of health.

Objectives:

  1. Understand the positive effects dietary protein can have on regulating bone turnover
  2. Approach dietary requirements for protein with an appreciation for prevention of deficiencies versus optimal intake, respectively as well as appreciate current perspectives on the amount and timing of protein intake in the context of health.

Innovative Approaches to Recommended Dietary Protein Intake
Dr. Nancy Rodriguez

There has been renewed interest in dietary protein with specific regard to quantity and quality in recent years.  Evidence suggests that dietary protein intake in excess of the existing requirement may impart health benefits. The significance of essential amino acids to optimal health highlights the importance of protein quality in diet design. Effective translation of the scientific evidence to realistic food consumption patterns for positive health outcomes will be considered.


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Speakers:

Dr. Nancy Rodriguez

Professor of Nutritional Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR)


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