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Protein Synthesis Varies By Person

As discussed in yesterday’s post, everyone’s a little unique in terms of how the body responds to diet and exercise. For some insight into how excess body fat might impact your transformation efforts, consider this study published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
 
Researchers fed 10 normal weight, 10 overweight and 10 obese subjects 170 grams of lean pork containing 36 grams of protein and 3 grams of fat before collecting blood and muscle biopsy samples. Normal weight subjects showed a greater muscle protein synthesis response compared to overweight and obese subjects. This might contribute to a buildup of fat mass for those who already have more then they should.