Maintaining Mobility as we Age: A Key to Aging Successfully

Findings from the Protein Metabolism Research Lab at McMaster University demonstrate that 2 weeks of inactviity leads to lowered rates of muscle protein synthesis and a worsening of glycemic control that unlike younger adults is not recovered during return to normal activity in overweight, prediabetic elderly humans:

Dr. Stuart Phillips's team of researchers propose that it should be recommended that older individuals consume ≥1.2 g protein · kg-1 · d-1 and that there should be an emphasis on the intake of the amino acid leucine, which plays a central role in stimulating skeletal muscle anabolism:

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