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Daily protein needs for seniors still unsettled

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June 11, 2014

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Alice Roberts
July 03, 2014

I suspect that most readers who are not dieticians don’t think in grams. I would suggest that information for the public be given in ounces or added within parenthesis after grams are given. Yes, one can figure out the math but if your audience is lay why not write to them? If you audience is others of your profession continue as you have.

Bio Chem Lab
June 30, 2014

Its is simple lack of recognition or concern for actual needs and very poor partnering with patients.

Submit your Startup
June 16, 2014

Needful post for all the senior citizens, following this plan can keep them fit for sure.

Maria Naves
June 15, 2014

Well, this is my first visit to your blog! We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche. Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a marvelous job!

Fred Evans
June 13, 2014

It is becoming more and more clear that dietary protein is a significant contributor to heart health. Many studies have shown that a diet high in animal protein and saturated fat increases HDL (good) cholesterol, reduces blood pressure, and contributes to weight loss. The low fat diet has been thoroughly debunked. The Chinese study cited above does not say that plant based protein is superior to animal based protein. A controlled study conducted over a two-year period in Israel to determine the effects of low fat, Mediterranean, and Atkins diets showed that the Atkins diet was superior by almost every measure over the Mediterranean Diet and that the low fat diet was completely ineffective. A good analysis of the available evidence through 2013 can be found in Nina Teicholz, The Big Fat Surprise.

Cal Cramer
June 30, 2014

Just finished the book- Can’t believe the “low fat” canard is still around, worse the term “healthy whole grains”! By doctors, no less.

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June 13, 2014

Good Information For Sharing.

John B
June 12, 2014

Excellent information.
In another health related vein, can anyone tell me how to calculate the TRUE amount of sugar (not just “sugars”) injested when we eat processed food (eg – anything we eat that has a “nutrition food label” attached” showing package contents), versus unprocessed food (eg – fruits & vegetables)?
THANKYOU!

Dick Heilman
June 12, 2014

Finally, a rational, well thought through piece on dietary recommendations that is simple affordable and safe enough to be implemented. The public has been fed such a steady diet of contradictory advice for so long that it believes almost nothing (or worse, everything) that it is told.

senior exercise
June 12, 2014

This is great article for seniors. If they execute this diet plan, I think of course they would be well fit. But their also need physical exercise regularly.

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