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The Truth About Protein Timing and Aging | Donald Layman PhD

Episode 91, duration 1 hr 11 mins
Episode 91

The Truth About Protein Timing and Aging | Donald Layman PhD

Dr. Donald Layman is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Layman served on the faculty at the University of Illinois from 1977 – 2012. Dr. Layman has been a leader in research about protein, nutrition for athletic performance, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular health. Dr. Layman has over 100 peer-reviewed publications.

He has received numerous awards for his research from the American Society for Nutrition and the National Institutes for Health and for his nutrition teaching. Dr. Layman served as Associate Editor of The Journal of Nutrition and the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and on the editorial boards of Nutrition & Metabolism and Nutrition Research and Practice. Dr. Layman earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemistry and biochemistry at Illinois State University and his doctorate in human nutrition and biochemistry at the University of Minnesota.

In this episode we discuss:
– Does protein timing and distribution matter?
– How does your body respond to fasting?
– Why the quality of protein matters.
– How to use exercise to slow muscle loss.

00:00:00 – Introduction

00:04:37 – Protein Synthesis in Older Adults

00:08:56 – Protein Optimization for Metabolic Health

00:13:13 – Meal Distribution and Lean Body Mass

00:22:20 – Protein Intake and Muscle Protein Synthesis

00:26:51 – Branched-Chain Amino Acids

00:31:09 – Protein Distribution and Body Composition

00:44:01 – Dietary Carbohydrate and Protein

00:48:38 – Exercise and Protein for Weight Loss

00:53:13 – Designing a Diet for Fat Loss

00:57:47 – The Effect of Carbohydrate Intake on Triglycerides

01:02:08 – Lightning Round: Yes or No Answers

01:06:27 – The Importance of Balancing Amino Acids

01:10:43 – Top Three Tips for Weight Loss

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