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Is having 3 whole eggs at breakfast harmful?

The American Heart Association no longer condemns eggs in its guidelines. But it does recommend that people limit themselves to 300 milligrams of cholesterol daily (a single egg has about 200 ...
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Do protein bars/shakes provide nutrients that your body can use?

What you are asking about is called bioavailability, which is the term for how much of a consumed substance is actually taken up by the body, and bioequivalence, which is about whether two products ...
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Could the COVID-19 vaccine adversely impact healthy protein reception?

You say: I can't find any evidence or articles that specifically confirm that our immune system won't start targeting healthy ligands, such as hormones, other proteins, or even pharmaceutical drugs ...
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Digestion and absorption of large scale protein structures

Do some proteins survive human digestion? Yes. Prions are misfolded proteins with abnormal tertiary or quaternary structures. That grants them resistance (to some extent, at least) to proteases (1). ...
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Is it unhealthy to eat too much proteins?

Humans need between 6 to 10 percent of calories to come from protein. Six percent is almost enough for anyone. Ten is for pregnant women and hardcore athletes. To answer this question, it is important ...
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What is the relationship between hormones and proteins?

According to this book "Endocrinology: An integrated Approach", which is freely available via the NCBI Bookshelf (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK20/) in Chapter 1: Hormones can be derived from ...
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Can you take both whey protein and mass gainer at the same time?

You're essentially asking if you can eat food and then eat more food. Whey protein and mass gainer at the most basic level are: carbs, proteins, and fat. In the case of mass gainer, it usually has ...
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What happens to a person who consumes spoiled food?

The worst case scenario is death from complications due to bacterial food poisoning. The specific species' will vary by location. Here in the UK, food poisoning from meat and dairy products are most ...
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Collagen: An interesting food supplement or an unnecessary one?

Collagen is not an easy-to-digest protein and generally requires collagenase for efficient digestion. Without digestion, it cannot be absorbed. Moreover, collagen has to be deposited in the right site....
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What are the most likely essential amino acids to be deficient in a vegan diet?

A vegan diet is based only on vegetal foods. If we analyze the amino acid content of different food protein sources (animal and plant proteins), lysine is consistently at a much lower concentration ...
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Are prions only misfolded, or mutated as well?

It's a little unclear what you mean by "protein with other atoms added to it" -- are you referring to a prion protein that's become mutated by a genetic polymorphism, or a non-prion ...
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Should we all eat more Protein?

It depends on the diet and the person. However, protein myths abound because people look at extreme ends of the scale, and assume that outlier needs are suitable for the masses. If you are looking for ...
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Insulin & break down of different nutrient groups

It is true that insulin stimulates the uptake of glucose, amino acids (from proteins) and fatty acids into the cells (PubMed, 2011: "Insulin effects in muscle and adipose tissue"). Diabetes.co.uk: ...
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RDA of protein vs amino acids

In the human body, there are 21 amino acids (AA) that can form proteins (Britannica). Only 9 of them are essential, meaning you have to obtain them from food; the other 12 can be synthesized in your ...
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What is the relationship between hormones and proteins?

A protein is a long folded chain of amino acids. A chain of two or more amino acids is called a peptide. Now, hormones are grouped into three classes based on their structure: Peptides: like insulin ...
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Collagen: An interesting food supplement or an unnecessary one?

I had thought that collagen was about the same as chondroitin and glucosamine, in that there wasn't much evidence to support the notion that it is a viable supplement. However, when I went looking ...
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What is the current scientific consensus in the amount and quality of protein to consume for bodybuilding?

Most of the recommendations that I see on the internet are in the 1g-1.5g per kg of bodyweight, not per pound. However, there is no real specific "You must eat this" number for protein that is correct ...
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Are there any health hazards related to raw veganism?

I think the main hazards associated with raw veganism would be more around food hygiene. Without a kill-step (i.e. cooking to over 75 degrees Celsius) and hygienic food preparation practices there is ...
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Lacto Vegetarian sources of BCAAs - Branch Chain Amino Acids?

Branch chain amino acids is a term used for three of the essential amino acids. They are not something exotic, but something humans need to survive, and contained in most human foods. In fact, if they ...
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What are the most likely essential amino acids to be deficient in a vegan diet?

All essential amino acids originate from plants (and microbes), and all plant proteins have all essential amino acids. Eating a whole food plant-based diet also known as a proper vegan diet or a ...
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Does protein powder make you feel full?

In the last decades, several studies investigating the effect of protein on satiety showed that under most conditions, protein can be more satiating than isoenergetic ingestion of carbohydrate or fat. ...
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Can Protein and low calories vegetables(kale, spinach) be used as sole source of energy?

Going on such a diet (one that is void of fat) for sustained periods of time is simply not possible. Fat is an essential macronutrient your body needs. Never go on a diet that is void of fat. Fat is ...
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The effect of dietary protein on neurodegeneration

There really isn't enough research to say more or less dietary protein is "better" for Alzheimer's in the long-term (Review Article - Protein and Alzheimer's). In the short-term, Alzheimer's ...
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How many protein molecules are being referred to in "there is a protein on the end of each spike of the sars-cov-2 virus"?

From Wikipedia: The spikes are the most distinguishing feature of coronaviruses and are responsible for the corona- or halo-like surface. On average a coronavirus particle has 74 surface spikes.[54] ...
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Does consuming Creatine harm the kidneys, or does it artificially elevate serum Creatinine?

Can it be falsely elevated? Yes: according to this study, creatine in the bloodstream peaks between 1 and 3 hours after consumption, depending on the form in which it is consumed. Is it possible ...
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How much protein per 100g is considered "high protein"?

Within the E.U. the European Commission consider a product labeled as or 'claims' to be a source of protein must contain at least 12% and a high-protein product — or one labeled as such to likely have ...
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Should we all eat more Protein?

Short answer yes, unless you have got any condition stopping you from doing so. Now the long answer: Protein is the building block of the body. If we consider the human body as a huge network of ...
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RDA of protein vs amino acids

Proteins are made of twenty different amino acids. Among these, only about ten are essential amino acids, which means the body cannot synthesize them from other amino acids. This explains the ...
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Body building without protein shakes

First of all, know that you regularly consume protein and have been all of your life. If you did not, you would be in quite terrible health.1 That being said, IGF-1 is involved in bone growth, muscle ...
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