Recorded Webinar: Developments in Protein’s Role in Promoting Lean Body Mass

Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2070, 4030, 4060; Level 2

The role of protein in the anabolic process is of particular interest to many clients. Because this mechanism is widely studied, the literature is constantly evolving. In order to effectively counsel clients, nutrition professionals should have an understanding of recent studies that have provided an increased understanding of the effects of timing and quality of protein intake on the building and maintenance of lean body mass. This webinar provides a review of the key, recent studies relating to protein intake and its effects on lean body mass. In addition to a review of the current science, practical strategies for counseling clients provides for attendees’ immediate use in practice.

The live version of this webinar was presented by Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD, and Douglas Paddon-Jones, PhD, on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, at 2 pm EDT. This recorded version is approved for one hour of continuing education credit. RDs should list code 175, Recorded Pre-Approved Self-Study Materials, for this activity type.

This complimentary 1-credit continuing education webinar is brought to you with support from Daisy. Please note that Daisy provided financial support only and did not have input into the information provided in this course. The presenters of this course report the following relevant disclosures: Dr. Mohr serves as a consultant to Daisy Health Network and the National Dairy Council. He is a member of the Expert Bureau for the National Cattleman’s Beef Association. Dr. Paddon-Jones is a Research Investigator with funding from the National Institute of Health and Dairy Research Institute. Dr. Paddon-Jones is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board or Speaker’s Bureau for the National Dairy Council, US Dairy Export Council, American Egg Board, Texas Beef Council and Abbott Nutrition. View our disclosure policy.

Learning Objectives

After attending this session, nutrition professionals should be better able to:

  1. Evaluate the latest data on the role of protein in building and/or maintaining lean body mass in a young and otherwise healthy population.
  2. Discuss the role of leucine in protein synthesis.
  3. Review the benefits and qualities of a variety of different types of protein, including plant proteins, dairy, meat and supplements.
  4. Effectively counsel clients and patients by providing practical strategies for incorporating protein into goal-oriented meal plans.
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Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD, started his nutrition career when wearing size 38 Levi Husky jeans, with an embarrassing hem, since the waist and length didn't quite match up. After having to lose 20 pounds in 8th grade to make weight for football, his interest in nutrition grew. He followed his passion for nutrition in his educational pursuits, and ultimately earned his BS and MS in nutrition, became a registered dietitian and earned a PhD in exercise physiology. Now the owner of Mohr Results, Inc, a nutrition consulting company based in Louisville KY, Dr. Mohr works with a variety of partners within the sports and nutrition industries. He also provides nutritional consulting to a wide range of clients, from soccer moms to collegiate and professional athletes. As an invited speaker around the world, Dr. Mohr has taken his passion for nutrition to help clients in all walks of life.

Douglas Paddon-Jones, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Senior Fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging, and Director of the Physical Activity and Functional Recovery Translational Research Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He completed an undergraduate degree in Medical Imaging (Queensland University of Technology, 1989) a bachelor's degree with 1st class honors in Physiology (The University of Queensland, 1994), a master's degree in Exercise Physiology (Ball State University, 1997) and a PhD in Human Movement Studies (The University of Queensland, 1999). Dr. Paddon-Jones completed his Postdoctoral training in the Metabolism Unit, Shriners Burns Hospital at UTMB. In 2001, Dr. Paddon-Jones joined the faculty of UTMB as an assistant professor of surgery.

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  • 1.00 CDR


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