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pro·tein S

a vitamin K-dependent antithrombotic protein that functions as a cofactor with activated protein C.

pro·tein S

(prō'tēn)
A vitamin K-dependent antithrombotic protein that functions as a cofactor with activated protein C.

protein S

A natural anticoagulant the deficiency of which causes an increased risk of blood clotting within the vessels (thrombosis) and embolism. Protein S deficiency may be of genetic origin or may have other causes. It has been suggested that women with low free protein S may be at increased risk of thromboembolism if they are using oral contraceptives.

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Q. I get about 190 grams of protein a day. Is that too much protein? Have you ever seen a guy living only for food? No? Here I am. I get about 190 grams of protein a day. Is that too much protein? My weight is 183 pounds.

A. this is a good amount, just make sure that you get the majority of it from real foods and not from powders and bars.

Q. Does the cooking have a negative effect on the protein content of the food? I have heard that high temperatures cooking breaks the protein, so does the cooking have a negative effect on the protein content of the food?

A. Yes. Proteins can be denatured by heat, but only when the protein structure is delicate or is exposed to extremely high temperatures for long time. You must remember that breaking of protein is the physical-chemical process where the physical or chemical structure of a protein is rearranged. So cooking will not reduce on the nutritive value of the food until it’s cooked at cooking temperatures.

Q. Is it true that Casein protein can cause Cancer, or is harmful to the human body? Someone left a comment on my blog about Casein protein being bad for the body and that it could lead to Cancer. Is this true?

A. I am not familiar with such information, Casein is a protein that is found in large amounts in breastmilk and milk products replacements for babies and as far as I know it has no such affect.

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