Drinking way to muscles
PROTEIN-BASED drinks similar to those used by gymgoers can build muscle strength and fight age- related muscle loss, say researchers at McMaster University in Canada. They gave 49 men aged over 70 either a drink that contained whey protein and vitamin D, or a placebo drink.
The participants had the drink once daily for six weeks without exercising; then for a further three months while also doing interval training twice a week. Those in the protein drink group gained more muscle mass – roughly as much as they would usually have lost over a year – even before exercising.