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Are elderly people getting enough protein?

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Many people have started to add more protein to their diets in recent years, either to build more muscle or lose weight. But research shows that elderly adults -- especially those who are critically ill -- need more protein than what is recommended. This week on WRVO's health and wellness show “Take Care,” hosts Lorraine Rapp and Linda Lowen talk with Stuart Phillips, a professor at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, who published a review challenging the current recommendations.

You can hear more on “Take Care” this weekend. Join us tomorrow morning at 6:30 or Sunday evening at 6:30 on WRVO.

Support for this story comes from the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York.