Extra protein is not needed for building muscle, RD says

04/3/2013 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

Most people can get enough protein by eating a balanced diet, and adding extra protein isn't necessary to build muscle, registered dietitian Suzanne Havala Hobbs writes. She notes that weight-bearing exercise will build muscle, and consuming too much protein can affect the kidneys and may lead to bone-calcium loss.

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