Protein and older adults.

@article{Chernoff2004ProteinAO,
  title={Protein and older adults.},
  author={Ronni Chernoff},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 6 Suppl},
  pages={627S-630S}
}
  • Ronni Chernoff
  • Published 2004 in Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Body composition changes as people get older. One of the noteworthy alterations is the reduction in total body protein. A decrease in skeletal muscle is the most noticeable manifestation of this change but there is also a reduction in other physiologic proteins such as organ tissue, blood components, and immune bodies as well as declines in total body potassium and water. This contributes to impaired wound healing, loss of skin elasticity, and an inability to fight infection. The recommended… CONTINUE READING
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