With age, the human body loses muscle mass. Sarcopenia, or the age-related gradual loss of muscle function, can slash muscle strength by around 50 percent.
Also, loss of muscle mass and strength can lead to poor overall quality of life and increase the risk of falls and fractures in older age.
So, as we age, intake of protein becomes increasingly important. However, few adults consume as much protein as they should, for a variety of reasons.
Older people often lose their appetite with age, have lower energy needs, or sometimes eat less due to financial and social difficulties.