Effects of dietary protein intake on body composition changes after weight loss in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Do high-protein diets work for older adults?
"The findings of this systematic review and meta-analysis provide support that men and women aged 50 years and older better retain lean mass while losing fat mass when they consume energy-restricted higher-protein rather than normal-protein diets. Information gained from this review strengthens the scientific foundation for older overweight and obese adults to consume protein intakes ≥1.0 g/kg/d to help preserve lean mass as part of a successful weight-loss intervention."
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Kim JE, O'Connor LE, Sands LP, Slebodnik MB, Campbell WW. Effects of dietary protein intake on body composition changes after weight loss in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutr Rev. 2016 Mar;74(3):210-24. doi: 10.1093/nutrit/nuv065. Epub 2016 Feb 16. PMID: 26883880; PMCID: PMC4892287.