Women who consume higher amounts of protein, especially protein from plant-based sources, develop fewer chronic diseases and are more likely to be healthier overall as they age, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University.
“Consuming protein in midlife was linked to promoting good health in older adulthood. We also found that the source of protein matters. Getting the majority of your protein from plant sources at midlife, plus a small amount of animal protein, seems to be conducive to good health and good survival to older ages,” says Andres Ardisson Korat, a scientist at the HNRCA and lead author of the study.
Fuente: Nutrition Insight