Study: Milk best for muscle gain
- 04-16-2007, 05:29 PM
Study: Milk best for muscle gain
A new study found that milk protein is significantly better than soy at building muscle mass.
The study, conducted at McMaster University's Department of Kinesiology, was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. It compared how much muscle protein young men gained after completing a heavy weight workout followed by consumption of equivalent amounts of protein as either fluid skim milk or a soy drink.
"Our thinking going into the study was that milk would be better than soy. We suspected this would be the case because of work done by French researchers. However, we were really impressed by how much greater the gains in muscle protein with milk were," says Sarah Wilkinson, lead researcher and a graduate student in the department of kinesiology.
The findings would suggest that if men consume only skim milk (two cups) after each of their workouts, they would gain almost twice as much muscle in 10 weeks than if they drank the same amount of protein as a soy drink.
"This is an interesting finding, since soy and milk proteins are considered to be complete proteins that are basically equivalent from a nutritional standpoint," explains Stuart Phillips, associate professor of kinesiology, who was also involved in the study. "Our findings clearly show that milk proteins are a superior source of protein in producing muscle mass gains in response to weightlifting."
Scientists also analyzed the composition of milk and soy proteins and did not find remarkable differences. At this stage, researchers are uncertain why milk proteins were so much more effective than soy. However, the two main types of proteins in milk, whey and casein, may have intrinsic properties that are advantageous in terms of supporting muscle growth.
"The plan at this point is to follow this up with a long-term study to see if the findings from this short-term study can be replicated," says Phillips.
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the U.S. National Dairy Council funded the study.
- 04-16-2007, 08:20 PM
U.S. National Dairy Council funded the study...
Hehehe. No conflict of interest there. lol
I basically agree with the study though. They may also be ignoring the lactose intake and it's effects on muscle growth.
- 04-16-2007, 08:26 PM
soy is a cheap protein that has been to shown to increase estrogen in males. Need i say more.
04-16-2007, 10:16 PM
04-16-2007, 11:11 PM
soy contains phytoestrogens....
2 gallons of milk a day right here. im all for milk. and cookies
04-16-2007, 11:37 PM
04-16-2007, 11:40 PM
Now I'm hungry for cookies.
04-16-2007, 11:42 PM
04-16-2007, 11:43 PM
04-16-2007, 11:53 PM
My personal summer fav was anabolic innovations protein cookies (with 3 or 4 sccops of my own vanilla protein mix per batch mixed in) with like half a G of milk. good ****
i was on tren at the time. what an angry mofo i was.
04-17-2007, 12:06 AM
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