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01 December 2010

Better to eat protein before exercise or after?

Eating protein after exercising may help rev up the body's muscle-making machinery, in both young and older men alike, a study suggests.

Eating protein after exercising may help rev up the body's muscle-making machinery, in both young and older men alike, a small study suggests.

That suggests that, contrary to some researchers' speculation, older age may not impair the way the body digests and absorbs protein from food, according to the researchers, led by Dr Luc JC van Loon of Maastricht University Medical Centre in the Netherlands.

 
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