Emerging research suggests high-quality protein plays an increasingly important role in muscle maintenance, weight management and disease prevention such as sarcopenia (involuntary decline in muscle mass associated with aging), type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Beef Checkoff is hosting a series of webinars to promote this information with dieticians and health professionals.

“Despite popular perceptions, most Americans are not over-consuming protein. And protein is a powerful nutrient at all life stages. It contributes to building muscle, improving energy levels, preventing diabetes and obesity and helps to manage weight,” says Nancy R. Rodriguez, PhD, RD, FACSM, professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Connecticut.  

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