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Podcast / Inside Food science
Podcast / Inside Food science

Protein, menopause and healthy ageing

As we age, our bodies undergo significant transformations, underscoring the increasing importance of maintaining our health.

Protein, often referred to as the cornerstone of life, plays a pivotal role in this transformative journey.

Its contributions extend far and wide, from bolstering muscle strength and fortifying bone density, to assisting in the intricate dance of hormone regulation.

For women, the journey of aging presents a unique array of challenges. The onset of menopause ushers in a host of changes that touch every facet of life.

In this episode of the Food Matters Live podcast, made in partnership with Volac, we explore the vital role protein plays in bolstering the wellbeing of women as they navigate this time in their life.

How can protein support the wellbeing of women as they age? Can it help with the symptoms of menopause?

And how might it contribute to maintaining an active lifestyle during what can often be a stressful phase of life?

Dr Elisa Glover, Nutrition Specialist, Volac International Ltd 

Dr Elisa Glover has a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics (University of Guelph, Canada) and a Master’s degree in Pharmacology (University of Western Ontario, Canada). She completed her PhD at McMaster University, examining the effects of inactivity and amino acids on muscle protein metabolism.

Before Volac she worked at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare in New Product Research and Medical Affairs. Elisa’s scientific interests include protein intake and physical activity across the lifespan, the role of protein quality, and functional properties of dairy components.

Mike Hughes, Head of Research and Insight, FMCG Gurus

Mike Hughes has over 13 years’ experience analysing consumer trends, attitudes and behaviours and currently heads up the research and insight division at FMCG Gurus. Mike has a particular interest in highlighting how consumer attitudes and behaviours can often differ and what the true meaning of trends are for the industry.

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