We all have had experiences of seeing loved ones age and become weak and frail. Researchers wanted to see if diet could make a difference.
Eighty seven elderly adults who were determined to be frail were given either two protein shakes a day or left as a control group for 12 weeks. Before and after the study, the subjects were tested on gait speed, timed up-and-go tests, and one legged stance as measures of frailty.
Those in the protein group had results that showed improvements and might support reducing the frailty in the elderly as they age.
For those who don’t do well with dairy based proteins, we recommend Growing Naturals Rice Protein.
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013
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