Pharmacists Can Help Educate, Offer Solutions to Women Over 30 Years of Age Who Do Not Consume Enough Protein

Abby Sauer, a registered dietitian specializing in adult nutrition at Abbott, discusses how the unique nutritional needs of women evolve with age and some tips pharmacists can provide to women 30 years of age and older in the pharmacy.

Pharmacy Times interviewed Abby Sauer, a registered dietitian specializing in adult nutrition at Abbott, on how the unique nutritional needs of women evolve with age and some tips pharmacists can provide to women 30 years of age and older in the pharmacy on the importance of prioritizing protein intake to maintain health and wellness.

Additionally, Sauer explained that pharmacists can educate patients 30 years of age and older, and specifically women, on the potential for supplementation using OTC products available in the pharmacy to ensure they are obtaining enough protein they may not be able to conveniently consume during regular meals. Sauer notes that women maintaining their protein intake as they age is critical so that they do not lose muscle mass over time, which can result in diminished strength and agility.

Sauer also addressed why protein is an area of concern that women 30 years of age and older in particular should pay attention to, some examples of easy foods and snacks that pharmacists can counsel these women to eat to obtain enough protein in their diet, and how pharmacists might promote this uptake in protein for this population without causing concern or discomfort around the discussion of age and the aging process.