Why older adults should eat more protein

Research has shown that higher protein intakes are associated with greater muscle mass and better muscle function as one ages.
Research has shown that higher protein intakes are associated with greater muscle mass and better muscle function as one ages.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Older adults should eat more protein than what is recommended for the general adult population, in order to preserve muscle mass and strength despite ageing.

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

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