Relationship between daily protein intake and distribution and sarcopenia status
Patterson, Kaitlyn M.
Tribby, Aaron C.
Stover, Caitlin D.
Lajza, David G.
Geddam, David A.R.
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Patterson, K.M., Tribby, A.C., Stover, C.D., Lajza, D.G., & Geddam, D.A.R. 2014. Relationship Between Daily Protein Intake and Distribution and Sarcopenia Status. -- In Proceedings: 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 33
Sarcopenia, loss of skeletal muscle in older adults, can lead to serious health consequences. One suggestion to prevent sarcopenia is increased protein consumption above the RDA and/or reaching a certain threshold of quality protein at each meal. Fifty-one older adults participated in this study. Protein intake was determined from a seven- day food record. Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry to determine muscle mass and the Godin Leisure-Time Exercise Questionnaire were given. Pearson Partial Correlation Coefficients controlling for body weight and physical activity level were run. Our data suggests that reaching a certain threshold of quality protein with each meal throughout a day may be important for maintaining muscle mass during ageing.
Presented to the 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 25, 2014.
Research completed at the Department of Human Performance Studies, College of Education, Wichita State University; Indiana University, and Central Queensland University.