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A Visit with Dr. Douglas Paddon-Jones

by Jim and Lynda Guidry at, May 27, 2014

Guidry News Service recently visited with Dr. Douglas Paddon-Jones, leader of a team of researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, who last week announced their finding that a full serving of protein is needed at each meal for maximum muscle health.

The new study, which has been published online in the Journal of Nutrition, contends that the potential for muscle growth is less than optimal when protein consumption is skewed toward the evening meal instead of being evenly distributed throughout the day, beginning at breakfast.

"If you look at American eating patterns, we tend to migrate towards the carbohydrate breakfast foods," Dr. Paddon-Jones said, listing cereals, breads and muffins. "Where's the protein?"

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