Does testosterone levels influence optimum protein

Discussion in 'Diet & Nutrition' started by Ruhl, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. Ruhl

    Ruhl New Member

    I read that pro bodybuilders could benefit from higher protein intakes (1.5-2g protein/pound bodyweight) because testosterone increases protein synthesis. If true, does this mean that a person with low testosterone levels e.g. an old man, doesn't need as much protein to grow?
  2. Aaron_F

    Aaron_F New Member

    aging alters things in other ways, but higher testosterone can result in raised amino acid reutilization, so higher levels of protien may not be needed inspite of raised levels of synthesis.

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