Older adults: Double your protein to build more muscle
Date: January 30, 2015
Source:American Physiological Society (APS)
Summary:The new research shows that older adults may need to double up on the recommended daily allowance of protein to efficiently maintain and build muscle.
Current US recommendations for daily dietary protein intake are 0.8 grams/kilogram of body weight (roughly 62 g of protein per day for a 170-pound person). The new research says 1.5 grams/kilogram is required.
Increased protein requirements in elderly people: new data and retrospective reassessments.
W W Campbell, M C Crim, G E Dallal, V R Young, and W J Evans
Copyright © 1994 by The American Society for Clinical Nutrition, Inc
Joint FAO/WHO/UNU Expert Consultation on Energy and Protein Requirements
Rome, 5 to 17 October 1981
PROTEIN REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ELDERLY
Hamish N. Munro, MIT, Cambridge, USA