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Unformatted text preview: that declines to 11 percent by 2-3 years of age (Infant Nutrition, 2004,para 3). This just goes to show why it is so important for young children. It is needed for proper growth. Protein is an essential part of life from childhood and up. As we get older we need the protein to help maintain muscle mass. Adults need it for overall good health. Proteins help build the immune system. It is said that the amount of protein in a diet should be .5 grams per pound of weight. If everyone paid attention to that the general health of people may be better than what they are just too! Reference: "Infant Nutrition." Nutrition and Well-being A-Z. Ed. Delores C.S. James. New York: MacMillan Reference USA, 2004. 2 vols....
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.
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