Protein Metabolism And Aging

Program Date: 23 February 2017
Publication Date: August 2017
Continuing Education Units: 1.0 Nurse Contact Hours, 1.0 Dietitian CPEU

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the amount and type of protein that should be recommended to older adults
  • Analyze the metabolic consequences of decreased and increased dietary protein in older adults
  • Review dietary protein quality
  • Describe the effects of protein intake on response to resistance exercise
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 4060, 2070, 2100, 2110
  • Performance Indicators: 8.1.1; 8.1.3; 8.1.4
  • Media Format(s): Video (English)
  • Run Time: 39 Minutes

Course Instructor Bio(s)

A headshot of Dr William Evans

William Evans, PhD, FACSM, FACN

Adjunct Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
Duke University Medical Center Durham, NC
Adjunct Professor of Human Nutrition
Department of Nutritional Science & Toxicology
University of California, Berkeley

William J. Evans, PhD is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the Duke University and Adjunct Professor of Human Nutrition in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served the Head of the Muscle Discovery Unit at GSK, the Warmack Chair of Nutritional Longevity and director of the Nutrition, Metabolism, and Exercise Laboratory at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; the director of the Noll Physiological Research Center and Professor of Nutrition at the Penn State University and as the Chief of the Human Physiology Laboratory at the U.S.D.A. Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. He is an honorary member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. He is the author or co-author of more than 250 publications in scientific journals with an H-index of > 100. Much of his research has examined the functional and metabolic consequences of physical activity in elderly people as well as dietary needs of older men and women. He is the author of the bestseller, Biomarkers: The Ten Determinants of Aging You Can Control (Simon & Schuster) and AstroFit (Simon & Schuster, 2002). His studies have demonstrated the ability of older men and women to improve strength, fitness, and health through exercise, even into the 10th decade of life.


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