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Some studies suggest that adequate protein intake contributes to bone health. Other scientific data indicates that protein, including that present in milk, could reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

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Protein and Healthy Aging: Optimal Muscle Mass for Life

Our muscles are constantly in balance between anabolism (growth) and catabolism (breakdown). For anabolism to take place, we need to fuel muscles with protein. Exercise also gives muscles a further push to grow. Optimal distribution of protein at each meal appears to be a key factor in building and maintaining muscle mass throughout life.

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