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Use it or lose it — high protein or not!

High protein supplementation didn't help maintain muscle after three days of immobility. But "high protein" is a relative term...

Study under review: Dietary protein intake does not modulate daily myofibrillar protein synthesis rates or loss of muscle mass and function during short-term immobilization in young men: a randomized controlled trial

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Does dietary protein intake modulate the loss of muscle mass, function, or protein synthesis during limb immobilization?

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