Consuming protein may benefit people hoping to lose weight or build muscle mass; the study finding that protein intake may also be associating with the slower progression of age-relating inflammation. Finding that adults around 60 years old; diets on average including adequate protein and in particular protein from plants showing fewer signs of inflammaging.
Inflammaging is a low grade, age relating chronic inflammation associating with frailty and illnesses such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer; by categorizing inflammaging by combining 9 common biomarkers of inflammaging and oxidative stress to create a composite score. Like inflammaging, oxidative stress is associating with the aging process and its relating illnesses.
The researchers comparing the participants composite inflammation scores against their protein intake; and using the results of food questionnaires filling out as part of their Framingham study exams; the impact of regular protein intake over a long period of time and the effect it may have on measurable markers of age related inflammation and oxidative stress.The research goal is to assess how habitual protein intake in a sample of generally healthy.
But aging adults might affect the changes study seeing in chronic inflammation; Inflammation plays an important role in diseases related to aging; striking maintenance of physical function and lower risk of disability with age among older individuals who consumed higher amounts of protein since mid-life.
The science would suggest that people with inadequate levels of protein might benefit from more; Biomarkers are evidence in the body of existing disease or health; by meeting protein needs in aging populations is important not just for maintenance of lean muscle mass, strength, and physical function, but our work also indicates protein may have a role in counteracting age-related changes in the inflammatory response.
But by The recommending daily amount of protein for adults is calculated based on several factors; including age, weight, and gender. As a broad example, an average 165-pound adult would need 60 grams of protein per day about the equivalent found in three cans of tuna or four containers of Greek yogurt.
While most study participants were consuming adequate amounts of proteinl; those who took in a bit more were doing better in terms of their inflammation status. The research suggesting that including enough protein in the diets of older adults, especially from plant sources, may help reducing the burden of frailty, sickness; and disease that is associating with the chronic inflammation of aging.