Protein drinks 'boost' muscles

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Date: Aug. 5, 2017
Publisher: Independent Online
Document Type: Brief article
Length: 94 words
Content Level: (Level 3)
Lexile Measure: 1030L

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Protein-based drinks similar to those used by gym-goers can build muscle strength and fight sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss), say researchers at McMaster University in Canada.

They gave 49 men aged over 70 either a drink that contained whey protein and vitamin D, or a placebo drink.

The participants had the drink once daily for six weeks without exercising; then for a further three months while also doing interval training.

Those in the protein drink group gained more muscle mass even before exercising. Having the drink with exercise further increased muscle strength. - Daily Mail

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