Douglas Paddon-Jones, Ph.D. Professor,
Dept. of Nutrition and Metabolism,
The University of Texas Medical Branch
Douglas Paddon-Jones, Ph.D., FACSM, is a Professor in the Department of Nutrition & Metabolism in the School of Health Professions (SHP) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). Dr. Paddon-Jones is also the Sheridan Lorenz Distinguished Professor in Aging and Health, a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and a senior fellow of the Sealy Center on Aging.
Dr. Paddon-Jones received a Diploma of Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Imaging from Queensland University of Technology, a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Queensland, a Bachelor of Science degree with 1st class Honors in Human Movement Studies from The University of Queensland, a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from Ball State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Human Movement Studies from The University of Queensland. His research efforts focus on the regulation of muscle mass and function in healthy and clinical populationsm.
For more information on Douglas Paddon-Jones including publications, see his curriculum vitae.
Global Food Forums Presentations by Speaker
Nutrition Strategies to Protect Muscle Health During Aging: The Value of Protein
This presentation will highlight strategies to protect muscle and metabolic health during aging. Ongoing research has bolstered support for adopting a meal-based approach to protein consumption in lieu of a less specific daily recommendation. We contend that meeting a protein threshold (approximately 30 g/high quality protein per meal) represents a promising strategy to preserve muscle mass while controlling body fat. Optimizing dietary protein intake requires detailed and coordinated consideration of factors including age, body composition status and goals, energy requirements, physical activity and exercise goals, and health status. Data from a series of NIH, NASA and industry funded trials will be shared.