Nutritional support in elderly patients

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There are now many studies which have found that undernutrition is prevalent and often unrecognized in patients admitted to hospitals and institutions. There is also evidence which links protein-energy undernutrition or its markers with clinical outcomes in acute and non-acute hospital settings and that nutritional supplements can improve outcomes in some of these settings. Active nutritional support following the catabolic phase of acute illness and extending during the rehabilitation period may be of particular benefit in improving nutritional intake, status and or outcome. A randomized controlled trial is therefore needed to test this hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-27
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nutrition, Health and Aging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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