Donald K. Layman, PhD
More and more evidence shows that increasing your intake of high quality protein is a crucial element for everyone’s health. In addition to improving body composition and increasing lean muscle mass, getting the right amount of protein is linked to improved immunity, cognition, energy and much more. Dr. Donald K. Layman is a foremost expert on dietary protein. He’ll help you understand why and exactly how to optimize your protein intake and that of your clients’.
Dr. Layman is Professor Emeritus of Nutrition in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois. “My laboratory is working to define protein and amino acid requirements and the interrelationship between dietary protein and carbohydrates in adult health. Our research is focused on the impact of diet and exercise on adult health problems of obesity, type 2 diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome.”
With more than 33 years of teaching and research experience, Dr. Layman has received numerous honors and recognition, including awards from the American Society for Nutritional Sciences, the National Institutes of Health and the Nutrition and Metabolism Society.