Building Bridges: Council continue clean-up following flood

first_imgDonegal County Council has been hard at work carrying out major repair works in Inishowen following the floods.Today a temporary bridge was built at Illies to facilitate access to homes cut off during the floods.Burnfoot is another area receiving repair work today as the clean-up continues. Although a lot is left to be done, the work of the Council, Defence Forces, and locals have made a huge difference to the area compared to this time last week.This afternoonDonegal County Council say; “To date 47 families have registered with us as being displaced following the Inishowen Floods last week including 21 families in Burnfoot, 14 in Buncrana and the remainder in Carndonagh, Muff, Clonmany and Malin.“We are working closely with each family and accommodation is being offered and this will continue until all families are sorted.” “Thanks to Defence Force personnel for all their work over the last few days. They have provided help in Pairc an Ghrianain & Lios na Greine in Burnfoot, at Riverside and Elm Park estates in Buncrana and in housing estates and other areas in Clonmany and Carndonagh.”If you have been affected by the flooding, Donegal County Council can help. Click here to learn more. Images: Donegal County CouncilBuilding Bridges: Council continue clean-up following flood was last modified: August 30th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BurnfootDonegal County CouncilfloodsInishowenlast_img read more

Adding more protein to their diet may not be beneficial for older men, study says

first_imgTurns out, having more protein than the recommended dietary allowance may not benefit older men.According to a study conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, older men who consumed more protein than the recommended dietary allowance did not see increases in lean body mass, muscle performance, physical function or other well-being measures.As The Deccan Chronicle reports, regardless of whether an adult is young or old, male or female, their recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for protein, set by the Institute of Medicine, is the same: 0.8-g/kg/day.Many experts and national organizations recommend dietary protein intakes greater than the recommended allowance to maintain and promote muscle growth in older adults. However, few rigorous studies have evaluated whether higher protein intake among older adults provides meaningful benefit.A randomised, clinical trial conducted by Brigham and Women’s Hospital investigator Shalender Bhasin and colleagues has found that higher protein intake did not increase lean body mass, muscle performance, physical function or other well-being measures among older men.“It’s amazing how little evidence there is around how much protein we need in our diet, especially the value of high-protein intake,” said corresponding author Bhasin. “Despite a lack of evidence, experts continue to recommend high-protein intake for older men. We wanted to test this rigorously and determine whether protein intake greater than the recommended dietary allowance is beneficial in increasing muscle mass, strength and wellbeing.”The clinical trial, known as the Optimizing Protein Intake in Older Men (OPTIMen) Trial, was a randomised, placebo-controlled, double-blind, parallel group trial in which men aged 65 or older were randomized to receive a diet containing 0.8-g/kg/day protein and a placebo injection; 1.3-g/kg/day protein and a placebo injection; 0.8-g/kg/day protein and a weekly injection of testosterone; or 1.3-g/kg/day protein and a weekly injection of testosterone.All participants were given prepackaged meals with individualized protein and energy contents and supplements. Seventy-eight participants completed the six-month trial.The team found that protein intake greater than the RDA had no significant effect on lean body mass, fat mass, muscle performance, physical function, fatigue or other well-being measures. “Our data highlight the need for re-evaluation of the protein recommended daily allowance in older adults, especially those with frailty and chronic disease,” the authors concluded.The study appears in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.last_img read more