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Life Stage Nutrition and Metabolism 

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Aging, sarcopenia, and protein intake

: Life Stage Nutrition and Metabolism
: protein, aging, sarcopenia, muscle
Gregory Miller22 - 15 2012 / (1)
Sarcopenia, or the loss of muscle mass with aging, is a significant public health concern, with some estimating as much as a 1% loss of lean mass per year after the age of 30 years (1,2). Loss of muscle mass and associated declines in strength and mobility may not only ...
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Research Needed on the Impact of Prenatal Nutrition and Early Infant Feeding

: Life Stage Nutrition and Metabolism
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Mardi Mountford22 - 15 2012 / (0)
The International Formula Council (IFC) believes that nutritional programming is an important and emerging area of nutrition science. Further research is needed to better define how prenatal nutrition and early infant feeding (including all methods of feeding, i.e. breastfeeding , supplemental feeding, infant formula feeding, and the feeding of complimentary ...
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Need to better assess protein needs throughout the lifecycle to help the fight against obesity

: Life Stage Nutrition and Metabolism
: obesity, protein, lifecycle, macronutrient
Betsy Booren32 - 15 2012 / (0)
Conducting research to better assess the protein needs for weight management or for maximizing body composition throughout the lifecycle is a critical area of research that should be addressed. Current protein recommendations are based on the minimum requirement to prevent protein deficiency via nitrogen balance studies, however with the obesity ...
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Need to better understand nutrient intakes at younger and older ages

: Life Stage Nutrition and Metabolism
: nutrient intakes, young, aging
Betsy Booren32 - 15 2012 / (0)
Need to better understand nutrient intakes at younger and older ages and what health affect there is as nutrient intake levels may change, therefore making it difficult to meet nutrient requirements. There is evidence that nutrient intake is critical in the older population where food intake declines making it harder ...
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Need to better understand metabolic health as and the role a higher protein diet has on cognitive function.

: Life Stage Nutrition and Metabolism
: protein, youth, cognitive function
Betsy Booren32 - 15 2012 / (0)
There is evidence that a higher protein diet is beneficial at younger ages for improved cognitive function. A better understanding is also needed to determine if similar evidence exists for the aging population. This is extremely important in the role of breakfast has in K-12 students and those populations that ...
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School Nutrition - Plan w/stakeholders to provide onging scientific knowledge to inform policy and programing needs

: Life Stage Nutrition and Metabolism
: school
Kent Holt8 - 13 2012 / (1)
The USDA plays a critical role in school nutrition. The National School Lunch Program that the USDA administers is contributing greatly to the improved nutritional status of school aged children. As nutritional challenges evolve from those faced in the past it is important that nutrition knowledge is available to inform ...