In The News: More Protein?

In the News

New research suggests that current recommendations for protein intake in healthy populations may be too low. In a recent study, the focus was on protein as an essential component of a healthy diet—helping people stay full longer, preserving muscle mass (when combined with exercise), and serving as a key nutrient for important health outcomes and benefits. In weight loss management, adequate protein (while ensuring that caloric intake is within a healthy range) has been shown to preserve muscle mass without gain in fat mass.

Current government recommendations are 56 grams per day for adult men and 46 grams per day for adult women. Barix Clinics individualizes protein goals based upon height and ideal body weight—assuming that a taller person has more protein to maintain.

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