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Dietary Protein Quality, Muscle Mass, and Strength in Vegetarian Athletes

Abstract Vegetarian diets can provide an abundance of nutrients when planned with care. However, research suggests that vegetarian diets may have lower protein quality than omnivore diets. Current protein recommendations assume that vegetarians obtain a majority of their protein from animal products, like dairy and eggs. Studies have shown that this assumption may not be valid. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) may not be adequate in vegetarian populations with high protein requirements. The purpose of this study is to analyze dietary protein quality using the DIAAS (Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score) method in both vegetarian and omnivore endurance athletes. 38 omnivores and 22 vegetarians submitted 7-day food records which were asses... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Zuelke, Corinne (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Wharton, Christopher (Committee member) / Dixon, Kathleen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / Athlete / DIAAS / Lean Body Mass / Protein / Strength / Vegetarian
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 92 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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