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Dairy Council

Muscle maintenance in older people

Some of the presentations on muscle mass maintenance in older people from our conferences and symposia are below.

You can download an overview on Dairy and Muscle Mass Maintenance here


European Federation of the Associations of Dietitians (EFAD) Food Matrix Webinar, June 2022

Webinar - From athletes to older adults: food-focused approaches for maximising the health effects of protein

Dr Nicholas A Burd, University of Illinois, USA
Food matrix effects – implications for the impact of protein on muscle

Dr Caoileann Murphy, Teagasc, Trinity College Dublin and Australian Catholic University
Practical aspects of optimising food-focused protein nutrition

Download the webinar booklet

Watch the webinar here

Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) 13th European Nutrition Conference, Dublin, October 2019

Symposium on Beyond nutrients: health effects of the dairy matrix:

Professor René Rizzoli, University Hospitals of Geneva
Dairy matrix effects on musculoskeletal health


DCNI Nutrition & Health Conference, Belfast, April 2019

Professor Luc van Loon, University of Maastricht
Muscle mass maintenance in older people: protein and physical activity


DCNI & European Milk Forum (EMF) Symposium, Belfast, October 2017

Dr Michelle McKinley, Centre for Public Health, Queen’s University Belfast
Muscle, bones and body fat: dairy matrix effects on body composition


World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases (WCO–IOF–ESCEO), Malaga, April 2016

Understanding sarcopenia: causes, mechanisms and consequences
Dr Alfonso J Cruz Jentoft, Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid

Dairy protein and muscle mass maintenance: preventing sarcopenia
Dr Lex Verdijk, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands

Osteosarcopenia: cross–talking between muscle and bone
Dr Véronique Coxam, Clermont–Ferrand University, France 


DCNI Nutrition & Health Conference, May 2014

Professor Luc van Loon, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands
Maintenance of muscle mass in older people – effects of diet and physical activity