from Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care
Purpose of review: The purpose of this study is to highlight recent advances
in nutrition and protein research that have the potential to improve health
outcomes and status in ageing adults.
Recent findings: The beneficial effects of dietary protein on muscle health
in older adults continue to be refined. Recent research has bolstered support
for moderately increasing protein consumption beyond the current Recommended
Dietary Allowance by adopting a meal-based approach in lieu of a less specific
daily recommendation. Results from muscle protein anabolism, appetite regulation
and satiety research support the contention that meeting a protein threshold
(approximately 30 g/meal) represents a promising strategy for middle-aged and
older adults concerned with maintaining muscle mass while controlling body fat.