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Daily protein needs for seniors still unsettled

Posted June 11, 2014, 5:54 pm Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter My mom is a little feather of an 84-year-old, quite thin and less than five feet tall. So I wasnít surprised when her doctor told us recently to make sure she ate more protein, preferably at every meal or snack. Protein is good for building and maintaining muscle and bone. Itís also important for strength and function. A new study…

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