Sarcopenia is a medical condition that causes a loss in muscle mass as we get old (0.5 – 1% loss per year after the age of 25). This problem can cause injuries, a decrease in the quality of life and even premature death. A possible cure would be whey protein, that stimulates protein synthesis and helps with maintaining the existing muscle mass.
A study of the Maastricht University in the Netherlands had shown that protein absorption on old male subjects had increased after they consumed 35 g of whey protein per day, compared to those who consumed just 20 g or 10 g. So by consuming 35 grams of whey protein every day, and even better – by combining this with weight training, you could prevent the loss in muscle mass that comes with aging. (American Journal of Physiology Endocrinology and Metabolism, Feb 14, 2012)
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Article by Craig Wilson