High relative consumption of vegetable protein is associated with faster walking speed in well-functioning older adults
Year Published: 2019
Aging Clin Exp Res
Coelho-Junior HJ, Calvani R, Gonçalves IO, Rodrigues B, Picca A, Landi F, Bernabei R, Uchida MC, Marzetti E
This study examined 90 adults 60 years and older in Brazil. The aim was "to assess the relationship of protein consumption and specific protein sources [either animal or plant protein] with physical function."
Key Findings: Fast walking speed was associated with higher intake of plant protein, while slower walking speed was associated with higher intake of animal protein. Authors conclude that "high relative ingestion of vegetable protein is associated with faster walking speed."