Daily Protein Requirements in Various Populations: Healthy, Sick, Physically Active
Robert M. Russell, M.D., and Carmen Castaneda Sceppa, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Castaneda reports no commercial conflict of interest. In the last three years, Dr. Russell has received grant/research support from BASF and Roche Vitamins. Dr. Russell has also served as a consultant for Whitehall Robbins-Quaker.
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- To understand the importance of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein as it refers to adequacy of dietary protein sources and protein needs at different age groups
- To determine the reasons why particular sub-populations would be at risk for protein malnutrition
- To learn about the importance of eating adequate amounts of protein and the risks of excessive protein in the diet.