Sponsored Satellite Program: The Global Nutrition Transition: Protein Supplementation as an Anti-Aging Strategy
Sponsored By: Herbalife Nutrition
The world is in the midst of a global aging trend with the number of individuals over 65 years of age outnumbering those under 5 years of age this decade. In thirty years, the world population over the age of 80 will approach 400 million individuals which is over three times the current number. Research studies have explored a number of scientific approaches over the last century to fight the inevitable outcomes of aging. These efforts can be divided into those that address the basic process of aging as if it was a chronic disease at the cellular and molecular level, and those that approach anti-aging research using methods to prevent or delay chronic age-related diseases of aging to improve the health of individuals as they age. Aging processes are sometimes also classified as intrinsic aging which is the basic process of aging and extrinsic aging consisting of all of the external factors including diet and exercise that influence aging. The rate of aging varies among individuals and “inflammaging” affected by overweight, obesity, and diet has been identified as a potential modifier of the rate of aging. Protein impacts protein synthesis in muscle cells and may be able to reduce the rate of muscle loss and the development of sarcopenia-associated metabolic diseases.
This session will focus on the emerging nutrition science related to the mechanisms of age-related declines in function and metabolism and will detail the effects of protein supplementation, the overall diet, and exercise as anti-aging strategies. A group of recognized experts in the field will review what is known about the links between aging, sarcopenia, muscle cell metabolism, protein synthesis, diet and exercise in terms of impacts on biological aging.
This Sponsored Satellite Program was presented at NUTRITION 2020 LIVE ONLINE.
- Identify the potential impact of variations in the rate of biological aging on biomarkers
- Describe the impact of sarcopenia and obesity on physical function and metabolism with aging
- List key factors in the modulation of protein synthesis in muscle
- Explain the potential impact of protein supplementation with different sources and amounts of protein on aging and age-related chronic disease risks
This Sponsored Satellite Program includes the following presentations:
- Introduction and Individual Variations in the Dynamic Processes of Aging
- The Challenges of Body Composition Analysis: Shape vs. Weight
- Sarcopenia and Aging: The Impact of Measuring Muscle Mass vs. Lean Body Mass
- Understanding Protein Metabolism and Intake Recommendations: Protein Adequacy of Vegetarian and Plant-Based Diets
- Clinical Benefits of Branched Chain Amino Acids and Protein Quality on Muscle and Glucose Metabolism
- Closing Remarks
Chair: David Heber, MD, PhD – Professor Emeritus and Founding Director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition
Speaker: David Heber, MD, PhD – Professor Emeritus and Founding Director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition
Speaker: Steven B. Heymsfield, MD – Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisiana State University System
Speaker: William J. Evans, PhD – Adjunct Professor, Duke University and University of California, Berkeley
Speaker: Donald K. Layman, PhD – Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Speaker: Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD – Professor and Director, UCLA Center for Human Nutrition
- 1.50 Attendance
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