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Protein and Older Adults

Protein and Older Adults

Body composition changes as people get older. One of the noteworthy
alterations is the reduction in total body protein…This contributes to impaired wound healing, loss of skin
elasticity, and an inability to fight infection.…Protein tissue accounts for 30% of whole-body protein
turnover but that rate declines to 20% or less by age 70.…inadequate protein intake contributes to a decrease in reserve capacity,
increased skin fragility, decreased immune function, poorer healing, and
longer recuperation from illness…

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Journal of the American College of Nutrition


Protein and Older Adults

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