How biscuits enriched with protein could keep the UK’s ageing population strong

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The world’s ageing populations are increasing every year. In 2016, 18% of the UK’s population was aged 65 years or older – by 2046, this group will account for nearly a quarter of the people living in the British Isles.

Add to this the fact that normal ageing is associated with a gradual decline in muscle mass, known as sarcopenia which can impair muscle function and strength, it is crucial, now and in the future, to prolong people’s health span and their ability to be active and live independently. For that we need to understand the role of dietary intake of protein to promote healthy and active ageing.

Period25 Sep 2019

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  • TitleHow biscuits enriched with protein could keep the UK’s ageing population strong
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date25/09/19
    DescriptionThe world’s ageing populations are increasing every year. In 2016, 18% of the UK’s population was aged 65 years or older – by 2046, this group will account for nearly a quarter of the people living in the British Isles.

    Add to this the fact that normal ageing is associated with a gradual decline in muscle mass, known as sarcopenia which can impair muscle function and strength, it is crucial, now and in the future, to prolong people’s health span and their ability to be active and live independently. For that we need to understand the role of dietary intake of protein to promote healthy and active ageing.
    Producer/AuthorAlex Johnstone; Madeleine Myers
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/how-biscuits-enriched-with-protein-could-keep-the-uks-ageing-population-strong-106268
    PersonsAlexandra Johnstone, Madeleine Myers