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Extra protein does not build more muscle

In the journals Can higher protein intake build more muscle in older men? Not according to a study in the April 2018 JAMA Internal Medicine. The researchers randomized 92 men, average age 73, into four groups. One group followed a daily diet containing 0.8 grams (g) of protein per kilogram (kg) of body weight, the daily Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for all adults, and a weekly placebo injection; another consumed 1.3 g/kg and…

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