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6 Role of Proteins • Structural Function - cell membranes, cellular material, muscle, bone • Enzymes - essential for cellular reactions • Energy source - 10-15% of total energy in well nourished person • Protein Intake – .8 g/Kg body weight
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Unformatted text preview: – adequate to meet needs of all healthy persons – Athletes 1g/Kg – average in general population 1.4g/Kg – supplementation not necessary – excess burned as energy, or stored as fat...
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