Eat more protein to keep muscles healthy in old age

To function in tip-top condition, keep their muscle mass and maintain their strength, older folk need more protein than what is recommended for adults in general

To preserve muscle mass and strength despite ageing, older adults should eat more protein than what is recommended for the general adult population.

That is the view Professor Stuart Phillips, who is from the Department of Kinesiology and School of Medicine at McMaster University in Canada, shared recently at an International Life Sciences Institute Southeast Asia region symposium that was held here.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 26, 2019, with the headline 'Eat more protein to keep muscles healthy in old age'. Print Edition | Subscribe