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Healthy INSIDER Podcast 137: Protein's Benefits to Healthy Aging

Protein offers a range of general benefits for healthy adults, but it may play an even more critical role in supporting a healthy lifespan as people age.

While protein for athletes garners a lot of press, its benefits for healthy aging are equally profound, working to extend one’s "health span," not just lifespan, according to Chris Mcglory, Ph.D., of McMaster University, Ontario, Canada. In this podcast, recorded at the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) 2017 workshop and conference in Tucson, Arizona, Mcglory talks with Heather Granato, vice president of content at Informa, about:

• The importance of timing protein intake to maximize uptake by the muscles

• How resistance training sensitizes the muscles to protein, and how quickly a lack of activity can adversely affect muscle mass

• Future opportunities for synergistic products that could extend healthy years

To share your thoughts, email Granato at, or tweet to @NatProdINSIDER using the hashtag #INSIDERpodcast.

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