Advantage of Dairy for Improving Aging Muscle

J Obes Metab Syndr. 2019 Sep;28(3):167-174. doi: 10.7570/jomes.2019.28.3.167. Epub 2019 Mar 30.


The risk of sarcopenia increases with aging. Malnutrition in the elderly population is an important risk factor for sarcopenia. Calcium (Ca), phosphate (P), vitamin D and protein are key nutrients for the human body and affect muscle mass and quality. Dairy products are rich in these nutrients, which implicates that dairy products might be ideal for elderly population. This systematic review highlights the effects of dairy products on muscle mass, muscle strength and body performance in the elderly population in the perspective of Ca, P, vitamin D and protein.

Keywords: Calcium; Dairy products; Muscle; Phosphate; Proteins; Vitamin D.

Publication types

  • Review