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  1. I wonder if any of you guys has been listening to this episode of Peter Attia's drive. I've listened it twice and there are a few interesting concepts expounded there, when and how leucine triggers mTor in muscles, for how long, what's the best distribution of protein and with what quantities according to Layman's muscle-centric model. The DIAAS score, the 3 governing EAAS (Leucine, Lysine, Methionine), the underestimation of nitrogen requirement by the nitrogen-balance studies (Randd's model adopted as the official RDA) and the ideal 1.6 g/kg/d quantity of protein which is twice the adopted RDA. The effect of plant-based protein and the low absorption degree of some of them, like whey protein. The invalidation of the metabolic window concept for people who have been training after 6 months. The need of more protein adequately distributed for non-young individuals and more. I already knew Don Layman and especially the fact that his studies have been financed by the big protein corporation, but at 1:55 he explains why he had to fall back on this kind of financing. In this episode, we discuss: 0:00:00 - Intro 0:00:08 - Don’s background: from growing up on a farm to studying nutritional biochemistry 0:04:39 - Don’s philosophy on nutrition, muscle, and metabolism 0:18:10 - The controversial relationship between saturated fat and atherosclerosis 0:26:30 - The basics of protein and amino acids 0:33:46 - Origin and limitations of the current recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for protein intake 0:43:44 - Protein sources: determining quality, absorption rates, and how to track intake 0:51:35 - Leucine, lysine, and methionine: three important essential amino acids 0:57:35 - The vital role of ruminant animals in the production of quality protein 1:04:55 - The differing needs and impacts of dietary protein for a 16-year old compared to a 65-year old 1:12:50 - Consequences of protein deficiency in childhood 1:19:50 - Muscle protein synthesis: ideal timing, small meals vs. big meals, and more 1:27:51 - Protein needs of children 1:33:07 - How important is timing protein intake around training? 1:37:27 - The role of leucine in fatty acid oxidation by muscle 1:41:07 - High protein diets for fat loss: Results from Don’s clinical trials 1:55:24 - Influence of industry funding on nutrition studies 2:01:26 - Don’s thoughts on plant-based and synthetic “meats” 2:10:05 - Problems with epidemiological studies of dietary protein
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