What do we do?
The iPB provides the most current, evidence-based and fact-driven information pertinent to the most important areas of general and applied protein nutrition, as well as addressing areas with significant misunderstandings, misrepresentation and gaps to be filled in the future. These areas include:
- Protein requirements vs recommendations
- Methods of determining need and requirements
- Aging and protein balance
- Weight management
- Protein safety
- Protein types
- Sustainability Issues related to protein
- Eating philosophies and protein
- Protein associated allergies & intolerances
- Protein testing
- Protein labeling and regulatory compliance
The IPB also works with governing bodies and associations to foster global harmonization in understanding protein and its application and recommendations.
The iPB consists of scientific professionals on 4 continents who dedicate their professional time and energy to better understanding protein through research, practice and education. The iPB members have over 300 years of protein research and application experience, as well as over 1000 peer-reviewed publications. Moreover, the iPB will leverage the most current, objective, fact-based information, ensuring that the resources provided are grounded on up-to-date science.
Dr. Kevin Tipton is a Professor of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences and leads the Physiology, Exercise
and Nutrition Research Group at the University of Stirling in Scotland. His research focuses on exercise,
nutrition and muscle metabolism with emphasis on protein nutrition and metabolism in athletes, healthy
volunteers and clinical populations.
Dr. Don Layman is professor emeritus at the University of Illinois. His research focuses on impact of diet
and exercise on adult health problems of obesity, type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. Dr Layman’s
research has helped define protein and amino acid requirements and the interrelationship between dietary
protein and amino acids and carbohydrates in adult health.
Dr Heather J. Leidy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition Science at Purdue
University. As a nutritional physiologist, she incorporates a ‘pipet to dinner-plate’ approachby
examining the ingestive (i.e., eating) behavior signals by which the consumption of dietary protein
(quantity, quality, timing) improves weight management via appetitive, hormonal, andneural signals
controlling appetite, satiety, and food cravings.