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Does protein and energy supplementation benefit older people at risk of malnutrition?

Kirshbaum, Marilyn (2010) Does protein and energy supplementation benefit older people at risk of malnutrition? Nursing Times, 106 (39). pp. 22-24. ISSN 0954-7762

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Abstract

Best practice recommendations:
Despite the weak quality of the majority of studies included in this review, as evaluated according to the criteria set for randomised controlled trials, the small increase in weight gain and the decrease in mortality - for undernurished groups only - provides justification for continuing the prescription of protein and energy supplements.
However, other interventions intended to improve nutritional status should be integrated. These could include providing targeted dietary advice and palatable, preferred and nutritious food, in addition to addressing non-dietary barriers such as depression and dental problems.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dietary supplements, energy intake, protein intake, older people, malnutrition
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Depositing User: Marilynne Kirshbaum
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2010 12:41
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2011 09:36
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/8898

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