Amount, Distribution, and Quality of Protein Intake Are Not Associated with Muscle Mass, Strength, and Power in Healthy Older Adults without Functional LimitationsAn enable Study

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Gingrich A, Spiegel A, Kob R, Schöne D, Skurk T, Hauner H, Sieber C, Volkert D, Kießwetter E
Journal: Nutrients
Publisher: MDPI
Publication year: 2017
Volume: 9
Journal issue: 12
ISSN: 2072-6643


Abstract

To maintain muscle mass in older age, several aspects regarding the amount and distribution of protein intake have been suggested. Our objective was to investigate single and combined associations of daily protein intake, evenness of protein distribution across the three main meals, number of meals providing 0.4 g protein/kg body weight (BW), and number of meals providing 2.5 g leucine, with muscle mass, strength, and power in successful agers. In this cross-sectional study in 97 healthy community-dwelling adults without functional limitations aged 75-85 years, protein intake was assessed using 7-day food records. Muscle mass, leg muscle strength, leg muscle power, and handgrip strength were measured according to standardized protocols. Mean daily protein intake was 0.97 +/- 0.28 g/kg BW and the coefficient of variance between main meals was 0.53 +/- 0.19. Per day, 0.72 +/- 0.50 meals providing 0.4 g protein/kg BW and 1.11 +/- 0.76 meals providing 2.5 g leucine were consumed. No correlations between single or combined aspects of protein intake and skeletal muscle index, leg muscle power, leg muscle strength, or handgrip strength were observed (Spearman's r of -0.280 to 0.291). In this sample of healthy older adults without functional limitations, aspects of protein intake were not associated with muscle mass, strength, or power.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Gingrich, Anne
Professur für Klinische Ernährung im Alter
Kießwetter, Eva Dr.
Professur für Klinische Ernährung im Alter
Kob, Robert Dr.
Professur für Innere Medizin - Geriatrie
Schöne, Daniel
Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin (Geriatrie)
Sieber, Cornel Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Innere Medizin (Geriatrie)
Spiegel, Alexandra
Institut für Biomedizin des Alterns
Volkert, Dorothee Prof. Dr. rer. nat.
Professur für Klinische Ernährung im Alter


External institutions with authors

Technische Universität München (TUM)


How to cite

APA:
Gingrich, A., Spiegel, A., Kob, R., Schöne, D., Skurk, T., Hauner, H.,... Kießwetter, E. (2017). Amount, Distribution, and Quality of Protein Intake Are Not Associated with Muscle Mass, Strength, and Power in Healthy Older Adults without Functional LimitationsAn enable Study. Nutrients, 9(12). https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/nu9121358

MLA:
Gingrich, Anne, et al. "Amount, Distribution, and Quality of Protein Intake Are Not Associated with Muscle Mass, Strength, and Power in Healthy Older Adults without Functional LimitationsAn enable Study." Nutrients 9.12 (2017).

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