Current issues in determining dietary protein and amino-acid requirements

Eur J Clin Nutr. 2014 Mar;68(3):285-6. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2013.297. Epub 2014 Jan 15.


Pregnancy and the first two years of life are periods of rapid growth and yet the knowledge of requirements for protein and dietary indispensable amino acids is very limited. The development of carbon oxidation methods opens the way to studies that should fill these important gaps in knowledge.

MeSH terms

  • Amino Acids / administration & dosage*
  • Carbon / metabolism*
  • Diet
  • Dietary Proteins / administration & dosage*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Nutritional Requirements
  • Pregnancy
  • Recommended Dietary Allowances*


  • Amino Acids
  • Dietary Proteins
  • Carbon