#362: Alistair Monteyne – Impact of Mycoprotein & Vegan Diets on Muscle Protein Synthesis

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Alistair Monteyne

Alistair Monteyne is the lead author on some recent RCTs examining the impact of mycoprotein on muscle protein synthesis.

Alistair is currently a PhD student at the University of Exeter, and has a MSc. in Sport and Exercise Nutrition from Loughborough University.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is mycoprotein?
  • Nutritional profile of mycoprotein
  • Are there safety concerns?
  • Muscle protein synthesis as the target of protein-based meals to build/repair muscle
  • Typical comparisons of animal-based vs. plant-based protein sources
  • Why animal-sources typically outperform plant sources
  • Role of leucine and EAA content
  • Impact of mycoprotein on MPS
  • Implications for vegan and vegetarian diets

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