Learn about the interestingscientific findings regarding the dual role that protein and exercise play in maintaining muscle mass. Did you know that older adults may not consume enough protein to maintain a healthy muscle mass, while the general American population consumes twice the amount of protein they need per day?With all the varying research, how much protein do adults age 55+ really need? Sally will share practical recommendations about how much protein older adults should consume and when. This presentation is based on a research study Sally completed at the University of Southern California analyzing protein intake in older adults to reduce the risk of sarcopenia, a muscle-wasting disease that is common in later years.
Sally Duplantier is a gerontologist focused on increasing Healthspan—the number of years in which we are physically strong and mentally sharp. In 2019 she founded Zing with a mission to help older adults “live their best life longer.” Sally has a certificate in Nutrition Science from Stanford University and a Master of Science degree in Gerontology from USC, where she has focused on lifestyle factors that help us to age well. Sally recently co-published a paper on the link between diet and cognitive decline with Christopher Gardner, PhD, the director of nutrition studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center. Sally believes that age does not define us–we define how we want to age.
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