Amount of protein for people over 65 yeras old

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15 Nov, 2018 10:59 PM

I happened to watch a video of Dr Valter Longo give a presentation on longevity at
Starting at about 22.24 mins he mentions that those over 65 years of age consuming a lower amount of protein have a much higher mortality rate than those eating a high amount of protein. This is exactly the opposite to those under 65 years of age. This is confirmed by a study reported by US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health on 04-March, 2014. at:
This is a medical report and requires a person with a medical background to fully understand it. Unfortunately, I do not have a medical background, but do note that it confirms Dr Longo's statements about those over 65 year old.

In view of the fact that there would be a large number of people over 65 years old (including myself) who are on the Rosedale Diet consuming low amounts of protein, it would by quite important to have Dr Rosedale's view on Dr Longo's comments and the report.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ken on 11 Dec, 2018 11:15 PM

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    Hi fhutt

    Dr. Rosedale may at some point comment on your question, perhaps when things slow down for him.

    Ken/   Rosedale Support

  2. 2 Posted by fhutt on 06 Jan, 2019 09:33 PM

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    I just found an answer that Dr Rosedale has given to a previous question here:
    It appears that the research for protein intake for the over 65,s that suggest that there is a need for extra protein is for those on a high carbohydrate diet, but not on a low carbohydrate diet.

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