I’m still standing – Prevention of frailty in 80+ year old community-dwelling citizens by means of milk-based protein

Frailty is a clinical syndrome in older adults characterized by increased risk for adverse health outcomes including falls, incident disability, hospitalization and mortality. Loss of muscle mass and the consequent loss of muscle strength is one of the key components of the frailty condition. The two most potent ways of preventing loss of strength and mass is by heavy-resistance training and sufficiently high protein intake evenly distributed during the day.

By: Grith Mortensen

In the current study, new important knowledge about the dietary intake and distribution over the day will be obtained in 80+ year old community-dwelling citizens; additionally, dairy products will be of special focus. Furthermore, the effect of a tailored plan focusing on optimization of milk-based protein and exercise on prevention of frailty will be evaluated.

Project period: January 2017 - December 2021

Budget: 3.879.000 DKK

Financing: Dairy Rationalization Fund, SDU, Arla Foods Amba, University College Copenhagen 

Project manager: Paolo Caserotti 

Institution: Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Participants: Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, 
Metropol University College, Arla Foods amba, and Odense Municipality