If you participated in the MEDLIFE McGill Macdonald Branch/Global Food Security Club Krispy Kreme fundraiser, the We Are Aware: Montreal Campaign, or the Mac Basket Food Drive, you likely crossed paths with the ever-cheery Christine Ha, U3, BScNutrSc (Global Nutrition).
New research from Canada suggests that over-60s should eat protein at all three daily meals to help stave off age-related muscle decline, which can contribute to loss of independence and falls.
Researchers at McGill University in Canada studied the effects of protein consumption on muscle strength in seniors.
Quebec researchers link protein distribution to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly.
Loss of muscle is an inevitable consequence of aging that can lead to frailty, falls or mobility problems. Eating enough protein is one way to remedy it, but it would seem that spreading protein equally among the three daily meals could be linked to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly.