Leucine decrease protein breakdown

Does leucine decrease protein breakdown?

Effectiveness Rating for Leucine's Ability to Decrease Protein Breakdown

The effectiveness rating is a measure of how well leucine is able to decrease protein breakdown. The overall rating for this claim is 2.3 out of 3. There is some research showing the supplement's ability to deliever on this particular claim is warranted. Using Leucine to decrease protein breakdown may lead to positive results.

Confidence Rating for Leucine's Ability to Decrease Protein Breakdown

The confidence rating is a mesure of how valid the effectiveness rating is. This rating is based on how many studies are included in the database on this topic.

There are 3 studies in the database on leucine; the confidence rating is 60. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating.

References

Title of Study
Leucine as a regulator of whole body and skeletal muscle protein metabolism in humans
Leucine-enriched essential amino acid supplementation during moderate steady state exercise enhances postexercise muscle protein synthesis
Hydrolyzed casein and whey protein meals comparably stimulate net whole-body protein synthesis in COPD patients with nutritional depletion without an additional effect of leucine co-ingestion

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