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Monday, July 22, 2019

FIGHTING FRAILTY

from European Journal of Nutrition

Frailty is a condition common in older adults and those affected are at an increased risk of losing independence and mobility, along with risk of falls and fractures. Nutrition plays an important part in avoiding frailty. Researchers in Finland say protein may be the most important nutrient, mostly through muscle health. The study involved more than four hundred women over sixty-five. Their protein intake compared to body weight was calculated at the beginning of the study and three years later. Results showed getting the recommended amount of protein in their diet was associated with a lower risk of frailty. Further, consumption of animal protein also played a role in a lower likelihood of frailty.

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