Douglas Paddon Jones

2018 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar

Technical Program: Formulating with Proteins

 

Presentation: Nutrition Strategies to Protect Muscle Health During Aging: The Value of Protein

Speaker: Douglas Paddon-Jones, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Nutrition and Metabolism, The University of Texas Medical Branch

Paddon-Jones, Ph.D., is a Professor of Nutrition and Metabolism at the University of Texas Medical Branch and is a visiting scholar at the Ingestive Behavior Research Center at Purdue. He has undergraduate degrees from the University of Queens-land, a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Ball State University and a PhD in Human Movement Studies from the University of Queensland. He also completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Protein Metabolism, Department of Surgery at the The University of Texas Medical Branch

He was a recipient of the Vernon R. Young International Award for Amino Acid Re-search and currently serves as Director of the Nutrition and Metabolism Laboratory in the School of Health Professions and a Senior Fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging. Research in the Paddon-Jones Lab focuses on the regulation of muscle mass and function in healthy and clinical populations. Recent studies have examined topics including exercise, nutrition, the sarcopenia of aging and the physiology of physical inactivity.

2018 Protein Trends & Technologies Seminar

Presentation Title: Nutrition Strategies to Protect Muscle Health During Aging: The Value of Protein

Description: This presentation will highlight strategies to protect muscle and metabolic health during aging. Ongoing research has bolstered support for adopting a meal-based approach to protein consumption in lieu of a less specific daily recommendation. We contend that meeting a protein threshold (approximately 30 g/high quality protein per meal) represents a promising strategy to preserve muscle mass while controlling body fat. Optimizing dietary protein intake requires detailed and coordinated consideration of factors including age, body composition status and goals, energy requirements, physical activity and exercise goals, and health status. Data from a series of NIH, NASA and industry funded trials will be shared.

 

 

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