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5 Things You’ve Got All Wrong About Protein.

Protein is the nutrient of the year -- with more than half of all adults trying to get more of it into their diets, according to NPD Group, a market research firm. To help, food companies are pumping more protein into everything from breads and cereals to snack bars and smoothies.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Most of these facts were first stated in my book The Zone in 1995. The new key factor about protein that I didn’t state 20 years ago is the effect of leucine on the activation of the gene transcription factor mTOR that is necessary for muscle synthesis.

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