Characterization of dietary protein among older adults in the United States: amount, animal sources, and meal patterns.

@article{Berner2013CharacterizationOD,
  title={Characterization of dietary protein among older adults in the United States: amount, animal sources, and meal patterns.},
  author={Louise A. Berner and Gabriel Becker and Maxwell Wise and Jimmy A. Doi},
  journal={Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics},
  year={2013},
  volume={113 6},
  pages={
          809-15
        }
}
Although protein intakes in the United States are widely regarded as adequate, attention has been given to potential inadequacy of recommendations or patterns of intake in older adults. The objectives of this research were to update and expand estimates of protein intake and adequacy in older US adults, with additional focus on contributions of animal source protein. Data were obtained from 1,768 adults aged 51 years and older in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006… CONTINUE READING
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