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|Title:||Is the optimal level of protein intake for older adults greater than the recommended dietary allowance?|
|Citation:||Journals of Gerontology Series A-Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 2013; 68(6):677-681|
|Publisher:||Gerontological Society of America|
|Elena Volpi, Wayne W. Campbell, Johanna T. Dwyer, Mary Ann Johnson, Gordon L. Jensen, John E. Morley, and Robert R. Wolfe|
|Abstract:||Background. Protein is a macronutrient essential for growth, muscle function, immunity and overall tissue homeostasis. Suboptimal protein intake can significantly impact physical function and overall health in older adults. Methods. This article reviews the literature on the recommendations for protein intake in older adults in light of the new evidence linking protein intake with sarcopenia and physical function. Challenges and opportunities for optimal protein nutrition in older persons are discussed. Results. Recent metabolic and epidemiological studies suggest that the current recommendations of protein intake may not be adequate for maintenance of physical function and optimal health in older adults. Methodological limitations and novel concepts in protein nutrition are also discussed. Conclusion. We conclude that new research and novel research methodologies are necessary to establish the protein needs and optimal patterns of protein intake for older persons.|
|Keywords:||Humans; Dietary Proteins; Evidence-Based Medicine; Body Composition; Nutritional Requirements; Nutritional Status; Aging; Nutrition Policy; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Guidelines as Topic; Sarcopenia|
|Description:||First published online: November 26, 2012|
|Rights:||© The Author 2012|
|Appears in Collections:||Medicine publications|
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