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I’m working on a science discussion question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.

1. Protein is an essential nutrient that is critical for tissue growth and repair.  The average person should receive 10% to 35% of his or her daily caloric intake from protein.  Under what circumstances would a person need an increased protein intake?

2. When you ask your 62-year-old patient to step on the scale, it reads 160 pounds (73 kg). Her height is 5 feet. She tells you she eats about the same as she always has but still seems to gain weight. She asks how she can lose some of the weight she has put on over the years. How should you respond?