Eating more protein at breakfast or lunchtime could help older people maintain muscle mass with advancing age — but most people eat proteins fairly unevenly throughout the day, new research at the University of Birmingham has found.

The body’s mechanisms for producing new muscle require regular stimulation to function efficiently — this stimulation happens when we eat protein. The mechanisms are less efficient in older people, so they need to eat more protein to get the same response as younger people.

Source: A more balanced protein intake can reduce age-related muscle loss – ScienceDaily