With the European population growing older, the challenge is to keep an increasing number of seniors across all European countries healthy and active. In Europe, between 1/5 and half of of all older adults living at home are malnourished or at risk of protein energy malnutrition. PROMISS aims to better understand and ultimately prevent protein energy malnutrition in seniors. Thereby, PROMISS will contribute to improve active and healthy ageing.
Nutrition for healthy ageing
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High-Protein Main Meals Recipe Booklet
Issued from the cooperation between PROMISS and EFAD, we are pleased to announced that the High-Protein Main Meals Recipe Booklet is available!
It is equally accessible via the EFAD website following this link: http://www.efad.org/en-us/endiets/recipe-competition-april-2021/%CE%B7igh-protein-recipe-booklet/
A new scientific article by PROMISS!
Association of daily physical activity and sedentary behaviour with protein intake patterns in older adults: a multi-study analysis across five countries
Being physically active and eating enough protein can slow decline in muscle strength and physical function, and therefore contribute to healthy ageing. We wanted to investigate if there was a relationship between being physically active or sedentary and the timing of protein intake in older adults living in the community. We used data from five studies (Newcastle 85+ Study, UK; LiLACS, New Zealand; DNFCS, the Netherlands; FINDIET, Finland; INRAN-SCAI, Italy) including more than 3300 participants. We found that older adults with higher levels of physical activity were more likely to eat more meals containing protein, and had higher total protein intake during the day, although this seemed to be due to greater overall food consumption. Protein distribution was uneven across meals with most protein consumed at midday and evening meals, and this was true in both physically active and sedentary older adults. Overall, our results suggest that patterns of protein intake in older adults do not seem to differ by physical activity or sedentary behaviour levels.
Read the full paper here.