2014 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar
Presentation: Protein in Support of
Skeletal Muscle Health: The Science Behind Recommendations for Athletes and
Speaker: Stuart M. Phillips, Ph.D., FACN, FACSM, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Adjunct Professor, Medicine (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Associate Member, Graduate Faculty in Medical Science (Cell Biology & Metabolism), McMaster University, Canada
Stuart’s research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on human skeletal muscle protein turnover. As well he is keenly interested in diet and exercise-induced changes in body composition.
Stuart has BS and MSc degrees from McMaster. He graduated with a PhD from the University of Waterloo in Human Physiology in 1995. He returned to McMaster in 1997 to assume a faculty position and is now a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine at McMaster University. He is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American College of Nutrition (ACN). His research has been continually funded for 16 years from sources such as the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the National Science and Engineering Council of Canada, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, The Canadian Foundation for Innovation, The US Department of Agriculture, and various industry partners.
Stuart was the recipient of a New Investigator award recipient from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research and of the Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award. An enthusiastic and energetic group of graduate students are the true heart of Dr. Phillips’ more than 150 publications, 80 public scientific presentations, and continuing enthusiasm for science and research.
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2014 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar Presentation Description:
Protein in Support of Skeletal Muscle Health: The Science Behind Recommendations for Athletes and “Mere” Mortals
Athletes, both elite and “weekend” warriors seek to maximize the benefits of their workouts. Certain strategies have been shown to be effective and one backed by much support is the use of protein to augment muscle mass gains and likely to aid in muscle repair. Evidence-based guidelines will be reviewed and the science of mechanisms underpinning the actions of these proteins will also be covered. Additionally, populations are aging both in North America and worldwide. While some seek longevity, most would be happy in older age with a good quality of life. The ethos of good quality of life is based in a healthy mind and a healthy body and the ability to move; the two are not mutually exclusive! This presentation will discuss how age-related declines in muscle mass (myopenia) and strength (dynapenia) can be alleviated and how this can improve a number of other markers of health.