Nutritious whey proteins – promoting sarcopenia prevention
Sarcopenia is a syndrome characterised by progressive and generalised loss of skeletal muscle mass and function. Sarcopenia can affect individuals throughout life and especially the elderly. It has a significant impact on quality of life, involving falls, hospitalisation and institutionalisation – and even death.
Due to their high nutritional quality, whey proteins can be used in foods for sarcopenia prevention – or to help improve the physical status of individuals who have sarcopenia already.
- Whey protein is rich in essential amino acids and has a very high nutritional quality
- Whey protein is superior to other high quality protein sources for muscle synthesis in the elderly due to a higher leucine content and fast absorption rate.