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26 May 2011

Protein drinks after exercise help maintain aging muscles

What someone drinks after exercise plays a critical role in maximising the effects of exercise.

A new research report appearing online in the FASEB Journal (http://www.fasebj.org) shows that what someone drinks after exercise plays a critical role in maximizing the effects of exercise. Specifically, the report shows that protein drinks after aerobic activity increase the training effect after six weeks when compared to carbohydrate drinks. Additionally, the study suggests that this effect can be seen using as little as 20 grams of protein.

"If you want to age gracefully, this study shows that proteins taken after exercise keep your muscles strong and fit," Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of the FASEB Journal. "You've got to feed your body with the proper nutrients after a work-out. Fortunately, protein shakes are cheap, readily available and, some say, taste good." - (EurekAlert!, May 2011)

 
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