Protein for Life: towards a focussed dietary framework for healthy ageing

Emma Stevenson, Anthony Watson, Jeff Brunstrom, Bernard Corfe, Mark Green, Alex Johnstone

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Abstract

‘Ageing well’ has been highlighted as an important research area by the World Health Organization. In the UK, healthy ageing has been identified as a priority research area by multiple Research Councils and is a key NHS priority. Sarcopaenia, the decline of muscle mass/strength and a key component of healthy ageing, can have a major impact on quality of life and is associated with premature mortality. Increasing protein intake at all stages of the life course may help to reduce the rate of muscle decline and the onset of associated health conditions. However, there is a lack of understanding of the social, demographic and psychological drivers of food choices surrounding protein intake. This report describes the multidisciplinary approach that has been adopted by the Protein for Life project to create a framework for the development of palatable, cost-effective higher-protein foods suitable for an ageing population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-102
Number of pages6
JournalNutrition Bulletin
Volume43
Issue number1
Early online date13 Feb 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

Structured keywords

  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Nutrition and Behaviour
  • Physical and Mental Health

Keywords

  • ageing
  • health
  • product development
  • protein
  • sarcopaenia

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    Protein supplementation in the elderly

    Brunstrom, J. M.

    1/08/1731/12/18

    Project: Research

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