Meet Dr. Donald K. Layman

For more than a decade I have studied and worked with Dr. Layman. I owe so much of my ground-breaking clinical philosophy to his research and mentorship. It's my honor and pleasure to introduce you the scientist who laid the groundwork for our revolutionary muscle-centric approach to healthy aging.

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DOCTORATE IN NUTRITION AND BIOCHEMISTRY | 120+ PEER-REVIEWED RESEARCH STUDIES | EXPERT IN MUSCLE DEVELOPMENT & REGULATION OF METABOLISM

I've been working with Dr. Layman for years to develop this revolutionary concept.

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Unparalleled Background & Experience


Dr. Donald K. Layman is professor Emeritus in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is internationally recognized for his research in dietary protein and amino acids. He has extensive research in muscle develop and in studies of metabolic regulation for obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He is widely sought as a speaker at professional organizations and as a consultant to major food companies.

  • Master’s degree in biochemistry
  • Doctorate degree in nutrition and biochemistry
  • Over 120-peer reviewed research publications
  • 30 years as Professor of Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Director of the School of Human Ecology
  • Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture
  • Research Awards from the American Society of Nutrition, the Nutrition and Metabolism Society, and the National Institutes of Health
  • Editorial Boards of the Journal of Nutrition, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, and Nutrition Research and Practice

REPRESENTATIVE KEY PUBLICATIONS


Carraro, F., W.H. Hartt, C.A. Stuart, D.K. Layman, F. Jahoor, and R.R. Wolfe. (1990) Whole body and plasma protein synthesis in exercise and recovery in human subjects. American Journal of Physiology 258:E821-E831.

Paul, G.L., J.T. Rokusek, G.L. Dykstra, R.A. Boileau, and D.K. Layman. (1996) Pre-exercise meal composition alters plasma large-neutral amino acid responses during exercise and recovery. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 64:778-786.

Layman, D.K., R.A. Boileau, D.J. Erickson, J.E. Painter, H. Shiue, C. Sather and D.D. Christou. (2003) A reduced ratio of carbohydrate to protein improves body composition and blood lipid profiles in adult women. Journal of Nutrition 133:411-417

Layman, D.K., E. Evans, J.I. Baum, J.E. Seyler, D.J. Erickson & R.A. Boileau. (2005) Dietary protein and exercise have additive effects on body composition during weight loss in adult women. Journal of Nutrition 135: 1903-1910.

Layman, D.K., P. Clifton, M.C. Gannon, R.M. Krauss & F.Q. Nuttall. (2008) Protein in optimal health: heart disease and type 2 diabetes. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 87:1571S 1575S.

Layman, D.K., E.M. Evans, P. Kris-Etherton, D. Erickson, J. Seyler, J. Weber, D. Bagshaw, A. Griel & T. Psota. (2009) Moderate protein diet produces sustained weight loss and long-term changes in body composition and blood lipids in obese adults. Journal of Nutrition 139:514-521.

Norton, L.E., D.K. Layman, T.G. Anthony, D.V. Brana, P. Bunpo & P.J. Garlick. (2009) The leucine content of a complete meal directs peak activation but not duration of skeletal muscle protein and mTOR signaling in rats. Journal of Nutrition 139:1103-1109.

Wilson, G.J., D.K. Layman, C.J. Moulton, L.E. Norton, T.G. Anthony, S.I. Rupassara & P.J. Garlick. (2011) Leucine or carbohydrate supplementation reduces AMPK and eEF2 phosphorylation and extends post-prandial muscle protein synthesis in rats. American Journal of Physiology 301:E1236-E1242.

Mamerow, M.M., J.A. Mettler, K.L. English, S.L. Casperson, E. Arentson-Lantz, M. Sheffield-Moore, D.K. Layman & D. Paddon-Jones. (2014) Dietary protein distribution positively influences 24-hour muscle protein synthesis in healthy adults. Journal of Nutrition 144(6):876 880.

Layman, D.K., T.G. Anthony, B.B. Rasmussen, S.H. Adams, C.J. Lynch, G.D. Brinkworth & T.A. Davis. (2015) Defining meal requirements for protein to optimize metabolic roles of amino acids. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 101(6): 1330S-1338S.

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