Protein and specific amino acid intakes are among the lifestyle factors that can mitigate muscle loss among older adults. Lean mass is associated with metabolic and functional health in older age. Clear linkages between specific amino acids and health outcomes will inform future recommended intakes. Furthermore, comparing the composition of essential amino acids in differing eating patterns (recommended as well as popular trends) can identify opportunities to improve essential amino acid intakes.
Institution: Florida State University
Principal Investigator: Claire Berryman, PhD
Amount Awarded: $98,370
This work was supported by the IAFNS Protein Committee.