The Protein Committee advances science to support future dietary protein recommendations, taking into consideration intake amounts and quality - as demand is undergoing a shift in the balance of animal, plant and novel protein sources.

Why is this research valuable?

The committee is currently sponsoring research on long-term effects of protein at levels above DRIs in a long-term cohort on cardiometabolic health, inflammation, and performance/disability.

 

Research Focus Areas

  • Anticipate potential future gaps and opportunities as the food supply shifts in terms of protein food sources and amounts.
  • Advance scientific basis of protein recommendations for broad populations based on levels and quality as they relate to acute and long-term health outcomes.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS
AB InBev
Beef Checkoff
Cargill, Incorporated
Griffith Foods
Herbalife Nutrition
Ingredion
National Dairy Council
Protein Industries Canada

ACADEMIC ADVISOR
Kelsey Mangano, UMass Lowell
Donald Layman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

GOVERNMENT LIAISONS
Janet Novotny, USDA ARS Beltsville
Jessica Gwin, USARMY USARIEM

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Experts in a range of health outcomes deliberated the scientific evidence linking protein intake among the general adult population, including bone, cardiometabolic health, weight management, and mobility/frailty/functional decline. Specific functional indicator measures were identified for outcomes with high potential to use in determining protein requirements.

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        )

    [compat_methods:WP_Query:private] => Array
        (
            [0] => init_query_flags
            [1] => parse_tax_query
        )

)