NYSTCE Health Education Exam Prep

Category - Personal Health and Fitness

Protein supplements alone (such as whey powder) increases muscle gain:
  1. True, but only with appropriate water consumption to aid in the excretion of harmful nitrite metabolites
  2. False, excess protein is stored as fat
  3. True, but only if the protein is an enantiomer
  4. None of the above
Answer: B - Increased intake of protein alone does not cause muscle gain, however will be converted and stored as fat. Exercises such as weight lifting does increase muscle bulk provided there is sufficient protein in the diet, and is a necessary step in muscle accretion.
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