Hyderabad: A majority of working professionals in Hyderabad have poor intake of protein, which has a direct impact over their muscle health.
A study conducted on close to 40,000 working professionals from Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Noida, said that a majority of them had poor muscle health.
In Hyderabad, six of 10 working professionals have poor muscle health due to protein deficiency, according to a muscle health assessment study conducted by Danone India, Arogya World India Trust and InBody.
The numbers are even more alarming in women, with eight of 10 working women in Hyderabad diagnosed with poor muscle health.
“Proteins are essential during all stages of life, even after growth and development since we constantly lose protein through normal physiological losses and it needs to be replenished,” said Dr B Sesikeren, former Director of NIN.
“The estimated daily requirement or the recommended daily intake of protein through food works out to 0.8 grams to 1 gram per kilogram of body weight,” added Dr Sesikeren..
As part of spreading awareness on the importance of protein consumption, the three organisations launched ‘Protein Week-2019′ between July 24 and 30, to spread awareness on the importance of consuming protein.
“Protein deficiency is an area of concern when compared to most of the developed countries of the World. We are striving to address this issue,” said Dr Nandan Joshi, Head (Nutrition Science and Medical Affairs), Danone India.