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Special Issue "Protein Intake and Muscle Mass"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 July 2019).
Our understanding of the impact of protein intake for the maintenance and growth of skeletal muscle has significant improved during the last decades of research. Further, commercial interests have evolved to encompass a huge market and important industrial developments now provide targeted ingredients and foods for various purposes. Beyond discussing the needs of the general population, research has identified numerous target conditions exploring special needs with a focus on protein intake. Examples include people on hypocaloric diets with the purpose of losing fat mass, people on hypocaloric diets in extreme conditions, healthy ageing adults, geriatric patients, people suffering from COPD and with impaired kidney function, individuals undergoing rehabilitation training to restore muscle mass and function, traumatised patients at intensive care units, and people with cancer, just to mention some.
It is generally acknowledged that skeletal muscle proteins in various conditions have a low priority and are used as a reservoir of amino acids. Therefore, the muscle mass can be exposed to degradation and, after prolonged degradation, atrophy to supply amino acids for other tissues’ protein turnover and/or for metabolic substrates.
This Special Issue in Nutrients, entitled ‘Protein Intake and Muscle Mass’ welcomes reviews, viewpoints, and original papers investigating and/or commenting on the associations between dietary protein intake and the maintenance, growth, and stimulation of muscle protein mass and/or their underlying mechanisms.
Prof. Lars Holm
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nutrients is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- muscle mass
- protein intake
- crystalline amino acids
- daily amount
- meal distribution