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  1. What is the optimal protein content (and protein-energy ratio) for standard operational rations, and specifically, is the protein MRDA for operational rations (100 g/d for men and 80 g/d for women) appropriate? Is the protein MRDA for women appropriate during pregnancy and lactation?

  2. Is there evidence that supplementation with specific amino acids (AAs) or modification of dietary protein quality would optimize military performance, either cognitive or physical, during high workload, psychological stress, or energy deficit? What are the risks of amino acid supplements and high-protein diets?

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