Today’s episode is about the importance of high-quality protein and exercise in healthy aging – preventing the loss of muscle associated with aging and therefore health-related adverse events.
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Dr. Stuart Phillips joined McMaster University in 1999 and is currently a full Professor in the Departments of both Kinesiology and Medicine. He holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Skeletal Muscle Health and is Director of both the McMaster Centre for Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Research and the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence. Dr. Phillips is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American College of Nutrition. He has been continuously funded by NSERC and CIHR for the past 18 years, and holds funding from a variety of government, industry, and commodity boards. Dr. Phillips has published more than 250 research papers, given more than 120 public presentations, and advised more than 30 graduate students.
In this episode, Dr. Phillips shares important information about how we can and should slow the aging process through diet and exercise. By exercising and consuming the right kind and amount of protein at the right time we can support muscle maintenance as we age which means we can reduce the risk of disease and death. Dr. Phillips discusses the types and amounts of protein, the most important amino acid for your muscles, and myths about protein consumption.
Here are the resources we mentioned on the show. Scroll down to see Dr. Phillips’ slides:
- Video – Make Health Last: What Will Your Last 10 Years Look Like?
- Dr. Stuart Phillips on Twitter, Facebook, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, McMaster University
- Melissa’s Protein Challenge blogs and podcasts
Minimal vs. Optimal Protein Consumption