Journal article

Effects of protein supplementation on muscle wasting disorders: A brief update of the evidence

Ben Kirk, Sandra Iuliano, Robin M Daly, Gustavo Duque

Australasian Journal on Ageing | WILEY | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: To examine the effects of protein supplementation on muscle mass, strength and function in individuals at risk of muscle wasting disorders. METHODS: A narrative overview of the literature based on a PubMed search. RESULTS: Increasing protein intake beyond the recommended dietary intake may prevent or attenuate muscle loss in people at risk of muscle wasting disorders; however, there is inconsistent evidence for any benefits on muscle strength or physical function. This is likely due to the significant heterogeneity and bias regarding baseline demographics, basal protein/energy intakes and protein supplement type, dose, timing and compliance. CONCLUSION: Protein supplementation att..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS), Grant/Award Number: N/A