Elderly benefit from sufficient animal proteins

Thursday 22 October 2015
A diet that is high in animal proteins can help senior citizens to effectively maintain their physical, psychological and social functions.

A diet that is high in animal proteins can help senior citizens to effectively maintain their physical, psychological and social functions. These were the findings of recent research (Journal of the American Geriatrics Society).

People are living increasingly longer That is also why more and more senior citizens are suffering from the effects of gradual 'deterioration'.

Research among over 1000 senior citizens with an average age of 67.4 years showed that, if high amounts of animals proteins are consumed, the risk of functional deterioration is reduced by almost 40% compared to senior citizens with a low intake of animal proteins.

Researchers had collected data about protein intake via questionnaires and the results show that food containing sufficient animal protein plays an important role in retaining important human functions - and pork contains a lot of valuable animal proteins.