Drinking a beverage made from a blend of soy and dairy proteins after exercise can increase muscle growth, according to a study now online in the Journal of Nutrition. UTMB researchers worked with human subjects who drank a protein blend of soy, whey and casein (a protein derived from milk) after performing resistance exercise. “Sources of high-quality protein each have individual characteristics thought to offer unique advantages for muscle growth,” said UTMB’s Blake Rasmussen, principal investigator of the study. “This is the first study to test the effects of combining soy with the dairy proteins whey and casein for promotion of lean body mass gain.” The news also appears in Guidry News and the Galveston County Daily News.