Diet: Healthier weight loss even in old age by low-calorie diet with high protein content possible
Why protein is especially in old age, is so important
When people get older, this makes it more difficult to Remove. In the age Weight loss in addition to muscle and bone loss, a motor loss and an increased risk of falls. A new study from the US has now shown, however, that a calorie can lead to poor diet with a high protein content from the age of 60 years, to a loss in weight, while the muscle mass and the bone quality is preserved.
The scientists at the Wake Forest University in North Carolina found in their recent study that a diet with lots of protein helps in the upper age to a weight loss without harming muscle or bone. The doctors published the results of their study in the English journal “Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism”.
Protein-rich food gets muscle mass
For the new study, the data from a randomized control study, were evaluated. The results showed that a protein-rich, low-calorie diet older adults with Overweight helps to lose more weight to get more muscle mass and improve the bone quality.
Advantages of this type of diet
Especially in the case of older patients, many Doctors hesitate to recommend you to lose weight, because they fear a loss of muscles and bones lead to problems with mobility or injury might increase the risk, explain the experts. The study suggests that a diet with a high protein content and low calories for the elderly the health benefits of weight loss, while maintaining the muscles and bones that are needed for a better quality of life with increasing age. The extracted fat was primarily from the abdomen, hips, thighs and back. A lower proportion of fat helps seizures in the prevention or control of diseases such as Diabetes and stroke.
How did you study?
For the study, 96 adults were assigned to the age of 65 years, randomly to one of two groups. A group followed a six-month reduced-calorie diet plan that consisted of more than one gram of Protein per kilogram of body weight, as well as sufficient Calcium and Vitamin D. The second group of subjects was a control group, which should take 0.8 g of Protein per kilogram of body weight. The results of the research showed that the Participants in the first group received about 8.2 kilograms, most of it fat (87 percent), decreases and your muscle mass. The control group lost only 0.2 kg. The Participants also achieved an improved rating of 0.75 points on the basis of the American Healthy Aging Index, which measures a Biomarker to mortality and longevity to predict.
Should guidelines be revised?
The studies suggest that the current guidelines for the intake of Protein for older people could be too low, because people should take with age, and more Protein, so as to keep your muscles strong. (as)