This paper is based on a paper presented at the SDT Autumn Conference 2012 ‘Towards a Sustainable Dairy Sector’ held in Cork, Ireland on 5–7 September 2012.
Towards a Sustainable Dairy Sector: The underappreciated role of dairy protein in the preservation of lean tissue mass in the elderly
Version of Record online: 13 JUN 2013
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International Journal of Dairy Technology
Volume 66, Issue 3, pages 317–320, August 2013
How to Cite
Norton, C. and Jakeman, P. (2013), Towards a Sustainable Dairy Sector: The underappreciated role of dairy protein in the preservation of lean tissue mass in the elderly. International Journal of Dairy Technology, 66: 317–320. doi: 10.1111/1471-0307.12078
- Issue online: 16 JUL 2013
- Version of Record online: 13 JUN 2013
- Dairy proteins;
- Body composition;
- Muscle mass;
Sarcopenia has been attributed to a diminished postprandial muscle protein synthetic response. Differences in digestion and absorption kinetics of dietary protein and/or its amino acid composition have been suggested to modulate postprandial muscle protein accretion. The amino acid composition of dairy protein, especially whey, has the potential to confer advantages above other nondairy protein sources in prevention of lean tissue mass loss. This may be attributable to its relative high concentration of the essential amino acid leucine.