Researchers from the University of Birmingham have revealed that more protein intake at breakfast or lunch time could help older people maintain muscle mass with advancing age. Older people usually consume less protein-rich diet at breakfast and lunchtime which halts the development of new muscles. In an experiment, the researchers divided the 120 participants into three age groups and constantly observed the dietary behavior of participants for three days. The team found that old people usually consumed a low-protein rich diet at lunchtime as compared to young and middle-aged individuals. The study indicates the need for the revised nutritional guidelines that could encourage older people to consume good quality proteins across all their meals.
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