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November 10, 2020
Protein Needs for Health and Performance

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Protein Needs for Health and Performance

Stuart Phillips, Ph.D, FACSM, FCAHS

How much protein do you need to consume to increase strength or build muscle? Is there a specific amount you need when trying to lose weight? Is there a best source of protein and what happens if I eat too much protein? These are just some of the questions we receive from our audience after our education programs because it is a very popular topic. In this podcast, we’re speaking with one of the world’s leading protein researchers Dr. Stu Phillips to answer these questions as well as diving into the versatility of protein. We’ll discuss the purpose of protein, needs for all types of individuals, is too much bad for our kidneys, the difference between Whey and Casein Protein, how much can our body absorb, and if we are wasting money on Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs).

Stu Phillips

Stuart Phillips obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo in Human Physiology in 1995. He joined McMaster University in 1999 and is currently a full Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health. He is also the Director of the McMaster Centre for Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Research and the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence.

Dr. Phillips was the inaugural recipient of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology’s Mentorship award in 2017. In 2018 and 19, he was named to Clarivate’s Highly Cited Researchers list as a being in the top 1% of all cited researchers in nutrition and exercise research.

Dr. Phillips is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

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