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Need to better assess protein needs throughout the lifecycle to help the fight against obesity 

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: Life Stage Nutrition and Metabolism
: obesity, protein, lifecycle, macronutrient
: Betsy Booren32 15 Oct 2012
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Conducting research to better assess the protein needs for weight management or for maximizing body composition throughout the lifecycle is a critical area of research that should be addressed. Current protein recommendations are based on the minimum requirement to prevent protein deficiency via nitrogen balance studies, however with the obesity epidemic as a key issue it is important to evaluate the optimal macronutrient composition of the diet to help individuals maintain or lose weight while maintaining lean mass.

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