Protein shakes don’t count: Why older adults should eat real food

NBC News publishes an article on protein mentioning the results of the study performed by PROMISS researcher Nuno Mendonca.

“Older adults need to eat more protein-rich foods when they’re trying to lose weight, dealing with a chronic or acute illness, or facing a hospitalization, according to a growing consensus among scientists.”

The article mentions the results of a study published in 2017 by PROMISS researcher Nuno Mendonca and followed nearly 2,000 older adults over six years: “People who consumed the least amount of protein were almost twice as likely to have difficulty walking or climbing steps as those who ate the most, after adjusting for health behaviors, chronic conditions and other factors.”

The article can be found here: https://www.nbcnews.com/health/aging/protein-shakes-don-t-count-why-older-adults-should-eat-n959926

The whole PROMISS scientific article can be found here: https://www.promiss-vu.eu/wp-content/uploads/Mendon-a_et_al-2019-Journal_of_the_American_Geriatrics_Society.pdf