Change from baseline (day 0) to Month 6 (day 180) in albumin levels and lean body mass (LBM) for both groups: normal protein intake (NPI) set at 1.0 g/kg/d and high protein intake (HPI) at 1.2 g/kg/d. Solid bars represent albumin levels or lean mass in High protein intake group. Open bars represent albumin levels or lean mass in Normal protein intake group. T bars indicate standard errors. Panels A and B show the change in lean mass and albumin levels, respectively, for all participants (n= 28), who were randomly assigned to a High protein intake (n= 14) or to a Normal protein intake (n= 14). No missing data.
Dutheil et al. Nutrition Journal 2012 11:72 doi:10.1186/1475-2891-11-72