EAAs or Dietary Proteins?

•In healthy elderly subjects the need for proteins is 1g/kg/day
•In elderly ill subjects the need is about 1,5g/kg/d (**)

1.5 g/kg daily protein intake may be difficult to reach in ill e lderly people: EAA or protein preparations may be useful

EEAs can’t be produced endogenously and this means they have to supplemented.

Plasma peak concentration is evident in 30 min (young) and 90 min (old) only after EAA supplementation.

Rondanelli M. et al.
Aging Clin Exp Res.
29(4):801-805
2017 Aug

Park Y, et al.
Am J Clin Nutr.
108(5):1026-1033
2018 Nov 1

Lancha AH Jr et al.
Amino Acids
49(1):33-47
2017 Jan

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