The Monash University Nutrition & Exercise Clinic is looking for active older adults 50 years and over to come join us for a exciting research study.
Muscle loss occurs naturally, as we age and we know that after the age of 40, adults can lose 3-8% of their total muscle mass per decade with more noticeable declines evident after the age of 50. Maintaining muscle mass and strength as we get older is important for preserving activities of daily living (physical performance) and reducing our risk of falls and co-morbidities associated with muscle loss. We know that nutrition, in particularly protein is important to help us maintain muscle throughout our life. As such, research has lead to the development of dietary and exercise focused guidelines and recommendations for protein intake for the aging population. As dairy milk has similar nutritional properties to these proposed guidelines and recommendations, there is emerging evidence suggesting dairy milk has the potential to provide a nutrient source to accompany exercise-stress in the maintenance of muscle mass and strength, especially as we age.
We are looking for recreationally fit and active older adults to participate in an exciting research area, which aims to look at nutrition including the addition of dairy milk, with or without exercise and how it will help people over 50 years old maintain/ gain muscle mass and strength.
If you are interested in knowing more about the trial. Please contact Zoya Huschtscha. Zoya.firstname.lastname@example.org