Dietary protein requirements of younger and older adults.

  title={Dietary protein requirements of younger and older adults.},
  author={Wayne W Campbell and C Anderson Johnson and George P. McCabe and Nadine S Carnell},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={88 5},
BACKGROUND For older men and women, the Estimated Average Requirement (EAR) and Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for protein are not known with confidence. Data from the limited research studies available suggest that the EAR and RDA might be greater than the assumed 0.66 and 0.80 g protein x kg body wt(-1) x d(-1), respectively. OBJECTIVE This study assessed the effect of age on the EAR and RDA for protein. DESIGN Twenty-three younger (age: 21-46 y; 11 men, 12 women) and 19 older (age… CONTINUE READING
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