Should older men increase their protein intake?

Study quashes a growing school of thought

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.

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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,

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