Protein Article Search week four checkpoint

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Protein Article Search Protein Article Search Nutrition sci241 University of Phoenix Mark Watson October 22 2010 Kelley Gaske
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The article I have summarized discusses amino acids and how they relate to athletics. The article identifies how proteins are made up of amino acids, which are necessary because they make up human tissue formation. Proteins are synthesized within the human body to help maintain healthy muscles. Athletes consume protein to help their muscles recover and repair after being strained or damaged due to athletic activity. The rate of protein synthesis will also vary depending on how active the athlete is, and how often they participate in athletic activity. The article goes on to describe catabolism; this is the body’s way of breaking down muscle fibers. Anabolism is the process of repairing the fibers that have been broken down during catabolism by the body. Protein synthesis assists muscle to develop during this process, this is why it is important that athletes attempt to consume appropriate amounts of protein in
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Unformatted text preview: their diet. Essential amino acids, such as leucine, can help with simulating protein synthesis within the body. Many athletes consume various protein supplements or shakes, these supplements contain the amino acid leucine to help the human body build and repair muscles at a much faster rate than people who do not participate in athletics on a regular base. Some athletes will consume protein immediately after strenuous activity to help promote the synthesis process within the body sooner, repairing any muscle tissue that may have been damaged before the effects become troublesome or prevent further activity for any length of time. Reference "Muscle Protein Synthesis." World of Sports Science . Ed. K. Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner. Vol. 2. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. 483-484. Gale Virtual Reference Library . Retrieved September 4, 2009 from
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2012 for the course AAIT SCI taught by Professor Pearlman during the Summer '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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