Should older men increase their protein intake?
The question of whether older people need more protein to maintain lean body mass and physical strength has been a controversial one, hampered by conflicting evidence.
A growing school of thought is that increasing dietary intake is needed to maintain protein anabolism.
However, results from a randomised clinical trial on functionally limited older men show that the US recommended daily allowance of 0.8g per kg of body weight a day is about right.
This suggests that Australian guidelines,