Blended counseling and Protein supplementation increase protein intake in community dwelling older adults during a resistance exercise program: Preliminary results of the TEAMS RCT

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Abstract

Background: In order to optimize training effects for prevention of sarcopenia and frailty in community dwelling older adults a higher daily protein intake is required. To increase total daily protein intake to optimal levels (minimal 1.2 g/kgBW/d, optimal 1.5 g/kgBW/d) during a resistance exercise training of 12 weeks we use blended dietary counseling and protein supplementation with protein enriched food products.

Objectives: This study focusses on 1) first effects; 2) the adherence to this protein intervention.

Methods: Preliminary data of the TEAMS RCT is available for 76 community dwelling older adults with physical limitations or receiving home-care (age ≥ 65y): 43 in exercise only (EX) and 33 in exercise+protein (EXpro) group. Dietary intake was measured by a 3d dietary record at baseline and after 12 weeks of intervention. A two-way mixed ANOVA with time, group, and group*time interaction was performed. Adherence data was logged by a dietician coach.

Results: The mean age of the subjects was 74±6y, of which 74% were females. SPPB score was 9.8±1.8, 1-RM leg press 101±23 kg, BMI 29.2±5.3 and protein intake 0.9±0.3 g/kgBW/d. ANOVA revealed significant effect of time (P<0.001), and group*time (p=0.008). Adherence to the blended coaching sessions was high (94%), with the face-to-face sessions (88%) and tele-coaching (100%). In the EXpro group 61% of the subjects increased protein intake above the minimum intake level of 1.2 g/kgBW/d and 35% above optimal level of 1.5 g/kgBW/d, compared to 21% and 8% in the EX group.


Conclusion: This study shows that blended dietary counseling with use of protein supplementation improves protein intake sufficiently in exercising community dwelling older adults. Blended counseling and the use of protein enriched food products is a promising strategy for dieticians in the prevention of sarcopenia and frailty.


Disclosure of Interest: M. Benali on behalf of TEAMS project: Other: The study is funded by NWO grant. Fonterra and Carezzo take part in research consortium as a sponsor. These sponsors have no scientific influence on the presented data in this study., J. Helder: None Declared, J. Schoufour: None Declared, P. Weijs: None Declared, M. Tieland: None Declared
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2023
EventICFSR - International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research: 13th edition - Toulouse, France
Duration: 21 Mar 202324 Mar 2023

Conference

ConferenceICFSR - International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research: 13th edition
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityToulouse
Period21/03/2324/03/23

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