Greater dairy intake boosts muscle mass in older women, study says

08/9/2013 |

Daily intake of 1.5 or more servings of dairy products was associated with significantly more whole-body lean mass and skeletal muscle mass in older women, compared with intake of less than 1.5 dairy servings per day, Australian researchers found. Women who consumed 2.2 servings of dairy had greater hand-grip strength than did those who consumed less, according to the study published on the website of the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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