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Eat More Meat for Muscle Mass

New research published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism shows that middle-aged men who want to maintain or increase muscle mass as they age need to eat more protein-rich meat than what current health guidelines recommend. While the US Department of Agriculture recommends eating two to three ounces of meat per serving and Canada’s Food Guide recommends three-ounce portions, researchers at the Exercise Metabolism Research Group at McMaster University found that six-ounce servings of 85% lean ground beef offered better results for maintaining muscle mass. The study involved 35 middle-aged men (about 59 years old), and found that […]

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Mid-Life Fitness for Longevity

Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas reveal that people who are physically fit in middle age are less likely to develop early chronic disease and may live a bit longer than those who are not fit. The study, which was led by Dr. Jarett Berry, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the university, examined the data on nearly 19,000 people with a median age of 49 who were enrolled in the Cooper Center Longitudinal Study, which followed their health since 1970. The researchers then looked up data from the Medicare claims information when participants […]

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