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Stephan van Vliet, PhD
Stephan is a PostDoc researcher in the Center for Human Nutrition at Washington University School of Medicine. Stephan’s research is focused on muscle metabolism.
Stephan completed his PhD research at the University of Illinois, examining the regulation of postprandial protein metabolism after food ingestion and exercise.
In This Episode We Discuss
- Do nutrient-dense whole foods have a different anabolic response to isolated protein?
- Stephan’s study: 18g protein from whole eggs vs. 18g protein from egg whites, which showed superior MPS response for whole eggs.
- Implications of higher nitrogen retention
- Hypothesis that higher protein intakes (closer to 3 g.kg) may impart a benefit for immune function in athletes engaged in very intense training?
- Is there a dampened anabolic response to protein feeding in overweight/obese people?
Links & Resources
- van Vliet et al., 2018 – Achieving Optimal Post-Exercise Muscle Protein Remodeling in Physically Active Adults through Whole Food Consumption
- van Vliet et al., 2017 – Consumption of whole eggs promotes greater stimulation of postexercise muscle protein synthesis than consumption of isonitrogenous amounts of egg whites in young men
- Beals et al., 2016 – Anabolic sensitivity of postprandial muscle protein synthesis to the ingestion of a protein-dense food is reduced in overweight and obese young adults
- Twitter: @vanvlietphd
- ResearchGate Profile