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Protein Article Search The major function and structural parts of body cells come from proteins. Proteins have several functions and structures. Enzymes, blood transport molecules, fingernails and hair all have proteins, as are most hormones. Amino acids are the building blocks for proteins. They act as a forerunner for integrating hormones, coenzymes and other molecules need for life. In order to sustain cellular function and to establish health and growth, an adequate amount of dietary protein is needed. Proteins also can be used as a source of energy when energy is deprived; however, fats and carbohydrates are preferred and used by the body. Proteins are exceptionally important for infants and for childhood because rapid growth needs amino acids to build tissue, particularly for the organs and muscles. Protein requirements for infants can and will be fully satisfied if energy needs are met and the foods offers proteins
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Unformatted text preview: that have adequate quantity and quality of proteins. The protein intake for infants is approximately 5-6% of the total energy compared to an adult whose protein intake is approximately 10-15% of the total energy. However, research is still being conducted to determine recommendations for safe levels of proteins to be consumed by infants, particularly during the critical rapid period of growth, which is in the first 12 months. Works Cited Michaelsen, Kim Fleischer, Lawrence Weaver, Francesco Branca, and Aileen Robertson. "Chapter 3: energy and macronutrients.(Feeding and nutrition of infants and young children: guidelines for the WHO European Region, with emphasis on the former Soviet countries)." WHO Regional Publications, European Series (Annual 2003): NA. Academic OneFile . Gale. Apollo Library. 11 July 2009 <http://find.galegroup.com/ips/start.do?prodId=IPS>....
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