Another study finds protein as an important component of a healthy diet and appears to be integral to enhancing training adaptations in exercising individuals. Based on the study evidence, protein intakes that far exceed the recommended dietary allowance may promote additional gains in lean body mass as well as a decrement in fat mass. It may be better achieved when complemented with a rigorous resistance training program. The pre-sleep feedings may be beneficial to athletes as much as it contributes to total daily protein intake. Higher protein intakes seem to have a neutral effect on bone mineral density.