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protein requirements for women over 50

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Healthy diet: If you have bronchiectasis, it helps to have an overall very healthy diet, with ample protein from healthy sources - low in saturated fats (including ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Kagan
31 years experience Vascular Surgery
Protein recs: Generally speaking, the body needs a minimum of 1 gram of protein per kg of body weight per day. So a 70 kg (approx 150 lb) person needs 70 g of prote ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Same as for men.: Milk ( whey) and egg (albumin) proteins are the best, followed by meat, fish, poultry, legumes, and nuts.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
26 years experience Anesthesiology
Food for thought.: According to the center for disease control, the recommended daily allowance (rda) of protein for women aged 19 to 70 is 46 grams. However, a woman's ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Amino acid's: If u are a vegetarian or a vegan then it may require supplements to improve your protein intake. Strict vegans do usually require some supplements bec ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
The usual: recommendation of 0.5 - 0.7 grams of protein per pound of body weight. This is the minimum for a healthy adult male or female. So for a normal weigh ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
While probably: not harmful, it would be approx. 25% of your caloric intake, which would be mildly to moderately high. Make sure to drink large amounts of water to pr ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Same as for men. : You should eat a minimum of 1/2 gram per pound of body weight to 1 gram/lb if on a heavy exercise program!
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Protein won't help: It is not the amount of protein that matters. You must minimize carbohydrates to lose weight.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Depends on units: I'm going to assume this is mg/L. If so, you're fine. I would also urge you to stop worrying about lab tests unless they really are key health issues, ... Read More

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