Increasing protein intake appears to reduce the risk of cognitive impairment in older age, while an extreme decline in animal-based protein consumption is linked with a 48% increase, new data from a long-term China study suggests.
Most older adults do not know whether they are consuming enough vitamins and minerals, opening up new opportunities for the food and nutrition industry to address this shortcoming, according to a survey.
Two recent studies suggest that the flu vaccine, currently around
50 to 60 per cent effective in preventing illness in older people,
might be even more effective when supplemented with calories,
vitamins, minerals, and exercise.
A study at the University of Colorado at Boulder has found that
older adults may beable to combat oxidative stress in their cells
by increasing vitamin C intake. And with the increase in
metabolism, the benefits would also include...