Macronutrients – Proteins

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What you'll learn

Protein is essential for the growth, development, and maintenance of the body; it also provides energy. Protein yields 4 kcal of energy per gram (g). Food sources of protein include meat, fish, poultry, milk, cheese, yogurt, peanut butter, nuts, dried beans, and grain products. read more »»

As proteins in the body are continuously degraded and resynthesized, some amino acids are lost during these processes and a continuous supply of amino acids is required to replace them even after the growth is stopped. Energy intake is the primary factor that influences protein needs. Thus, all protein recommendations are based on the assumption that energy needs are adequately met and they are also based on intakes of complete protein; appropriate corrections must be made for a vegetarian to provide adequate protein. It is very important to understand the different functions and roles of protein to avoid protein-energy malnutrition (PEM).

Who should attend?

  • General Public
  • Medical students
  • Fitness enthusiasts
  • Dieticians

Key concepts covered include:

This course will help you to:

  • Learn about the roles and functions of proteins
  • Describe PEM and protein deficiency disorders
  • Enlist different kinds of amino acids along with amino acid metabolism


Ms. Haritha Shyam

Dietician and Nutritionist, APOLLO HOSPITALS HYDERABAD


Ms.M S Haritha Shyam is associated with Apollo Hospital for 20 years. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam has been Organising Secretary for the 6th Apollo International Clinical Nutrition Conference 2013 at Apollo Health City Hyderabad. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam conducted the International Nutrition survey 2013 at 5 Critical Care Units in Apollo Health City ( course director – Dr. Daren k. Heyland and Dr. Rupinder Dhaliwal, Queens University). Ms.M S Haritha Shyam received the participation Certificate in the World Nutrition Day survey conducted by the European Society of Parenteral And Enteral Nutrition. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam has been a Stroke Nutrition Coordinator for Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad. Ms.M S Haritha Shyam guided 200 interns for 6 months Internship for their Master’s Degree In Clinical Nutrition.

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