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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. […]

Painful Knees? Opt for More Flexible and Often Less Expensive Shoes

Expensive shoes, with heels, tend not to be the best for your knees if you have osteoarthritis. In fact, a new study suggests that elderly women with arthritic knees are better off in inexpensive and minimalist footwear. According to the study, flexible shoes which mimic the biomechanics of the walking foot, decrease joint loading when […]