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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. […]

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 […]