Successful Aging and Dietary Protein: Beyond the Protein RDA

Speaker: Stuart M. Phillips, Ph.D., FACN, FACSM Presented at: A US National Webinar

Summary

This lecture presented on September 23, 2014 describes the difference between the current protein RDA and an ‘optimal’ protein intake for older adults. Dr. Phillips explains how muscle mass is regulated, and how protein and loading (activity) regulate muscle mass and identifies why certain proteins may be better to support muscle mass in certain conditions.