Effects of milk protein supplementation in older adults
Protein is playing a role in the building and maintenance of muscle mass. The effects of milk protein supplementation on body composition in older adults, when combined with resistance exercise, were examined in several recent randomized controlled trials. Meta-analysis of these studies shows that milk protein supplementation in combination with resistance training has a positive effect on fat-free mass in older adults.
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The National Diet and Nutrition Survey Years 7 & 8
The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) is a rolling programme which gathers information on food and nutrient intake from a random sample of households in the UK. The report also reviews the survey findings on dietary intakes with government recommendations and previous intakes in (Years 1 & 2). The most recent survey findings were released as combined results from Years 7 & 8 (2014/2015-2015-2016) by Public Health England on 16th March 2018.
‘Take advantage of the protein opportunity before sleeping’
Protein is popular among athletes, but there is also a great deal of attention being paid to extra protein in the diets of the elderly. What scientific knowledge backs this up, and how can you apply it in practice? The FrieslandCampina Institute spoke with Jorn Trommelen about his research at the Maastricht University, in the Netherlands, on the effects of protein on the muscles and the effects of consuming protein before sleeping.
Stronger effect of resistance training when combined with protein supplementation
Resistance exercise combined with protein supplementation and a varied diet is known to have a positive effect on muscle mass and strength in the elderly. However, the effect of body weight on the augmentation of muscular and functional performance in response to protein supplementation in older people undergoing resistance type exercise remains unclear.
New publication on lactose intolerance
FrieslandCampina Institute provides nutrition and health professionals a collection of booklets and publications to help support your practice. A new publication on lactose intolerance offers an overview of types of lactose intolerance, prevalence and practical dietary advice. Nutrition and health professionals can download the publication on our FrieslandCampina Institute website.
New meta-analysis: cheese consumption and cardiovascular health
A meta-analysis by Chen et al. (2017) shows that the consumption of cheese is beneficially associated with cardiovascular health. Furthermore, a dose-response analysis shows that the strongest association is found with a daily portion of 40 gram cheese. This about two servings a day.
Extra protein from dairy products increases body weight in the elderly
Unintentional weight loss in the elderly is considered to be a factor that could have a negative impact on health and quality of life. A recent systematic review and meta-analysis examined the effects of dairy protein intake and vitamin D supplementation on the nutritional status and physical fitness of adults aged 55 year or older. The FrieslandCampina Institute interviewed Priya Dewansingh about the research.
New review: comparison global calcium intake
The calcium intake of adults around the globe has been systematically reviewed by the International Osteoporosis Foundation. Key findings are that calcium intake varies across countries ranging from 400 to 500 mg/day in countries in South, East and Southeast Asia to 1233 mg/day in Iceland.
The power of nutrition in sports
Sport and nutrition is a golden combination! Getting the right balance results in more strength, greater endurance, better recovery and improved sporting performance. This is relevant for both top athletes and (enthusiastic) recreational athletes. On Friday 13 October 2017, over 850 sports and nutrition professionals attended the 2nd Conference on “Sports & Nutrition” organised by the FrieslandCampina Institute in the Netherlands.