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Elderly Women Need More Protein Than Generally Recommended, New Study Suggests

The dietary protein requirement for elderly women might be too low for optimal health, according to a new study. Older women could benefit if today’s dietary protein recommendation added 29 percent more protein.

The recommended dietary allowance for all women 19 years and older is 0.36 grams for each pound of body weight. […]

Strength and Balance Training Prevent Sports-related Injury, Analysis Finds

To avoid sports-related injuries, athletes should focus on strength and balance training, according to research published October 2013 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. While stretching might help in some aspects of sports performance, it doesn’t seem to measure up when it comes to injury prevention.

Researchers from Denmark and Norway analyzed and […]

Resistance Training, Targeted Nutrition Provide One-two Punch for Preventing Aging-related Muscle Loss

A review of studies by the International Osteoporosis Foundation has found that by combining resistance training and optimal nutrition, people can help to prevent a gradual loss of muscle mass, called sarcopenia, which commonly occurs with aging. Muscle strength plays an important role in fall prevention; so, addressing sarcopenia could help the elderly to avoid […]