• Whey Protein Outperforms Soy for Preserving Muscle during Weight Loss

    March 26, 2015 by USDEC Staff

    According to the study's senior author, Stuart Phillips, "the greatest metabolic health benefits resulting from weight loss are achieved with retention of muscle and loss of fat." Although higher protein diets promote muscle retention, some proteins, like whey protein, affect MPS better than others, Phillips noted. He surmised that the amino acid leucine in whey might be the difference maker, but said more research was necessary to pinpoint the ultimate cause.

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  • Tokyo Seminar Inspires Healthy Snacking with Dairy Proteins

    November 1, 2014 by USDEC Staff

    160 food and beverage industry decision makers attended the USDEC Healthy Snacking seminar held in Tokyo on October 31, 2014. Speakers included confectionery R&D expert Bob Boutin of Knechtel, dairy ingredient applications expert KJ Burrington of the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research, and local functional snacking expert and enthusiast, Dr. Kazunaga Yazawa of Waseda University. The speakers inspired attendees to expand "better for you" product lines utilizing U.S. whey and milk proteins that meet Japanese consumer lifestyles and health and wellness needs.

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  • Japanese Conference Highlights Research on U.S. Dairy Role in Healthy Aging

    June 2, 2014 by USDEC Staff

    USDEC sponsored a luncheon symposium at the Japan Society of Nutrition and Food Science annual conference on June 1, 2014 in Hokkaido, Japan. Dr. Shuiichi Machida, senior associate professor of Juntendo University, gave a well-received presentation on the role of U.S. whey protein for healthy aging and reducing the risk of sarcopenia. This is especially relevant now in Japan where the aged 65-plus population is approaching one in four. Machida also distinguished quality differences in protein sources for stimulating muscle synthesis.

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  • USDEC Seminar in Seoul Spurs Innovation Opportunities with U.S. Whey Protein

    November 15, 2013 by USDEC Staff

    Nearly 70 food and beverage industry decision makers attended a USDEC trade seminar on U.S. whey protein health and wellness innovation opportunities on November 15, 2013. Elena Groothuizen, Market Analyst at Innova Market Insights, was the key speaker, sharing data on the rising protein boom and trend in new health and wellness product introductions with whey protein in the United States across key categories such as for weight management, healthy aging and beyond.

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