oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Protein in the diet
|Article Title||Protein in the diet|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Sports Medicine|
|Affiliations||1 Research Institute for Nutritional Diseases, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Aug 1990|
|Pages||12 - 14|
|Keyword(s)||Albumins, Amino acids, Antibodies, Biologic value, Biological processes, Blood cells, Blood serum, Body maintenance, Bones, Endocrine glands, Enzymes, Growth, Hormones, Metabolic processes, Muscles, Nitrogen in the muscle, Nutrients' functions, Organs, Osmotic pressure, Plasma and Water balance|
Protein is an essential structure of all living matter. The cells in the body are in a dynamic state of continuous destruction and resynthesis of protein which facilitates the regeneration of cells. The proteins in the body are inevitably dependent for their formation and maintenance on the proteins in the diet.
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