Physical Frailty

During times of illness it can be hard to meet the body’s nutritional needs, for example due to inadequate food intake as a result of swallowing problems or through a lack of appetite. Impaired food digestion and altered nutrient metabolism can also play a role. Insufficient nutritional intake can lead to malnutrition, with negative health consequences. Danone Nutricia Research has a strong heritage in developing medical nutrition products that address disease related malnutrition.

Our more recent work involves investigations into muscle loss in older people, due to sarcopenia and contributing to physical frailty. At Danone Nutricia Research we particularly study how specific protein-based formulations can have a positive effect on muscle rebuilding, and recovery of muscle during or after diseases and rehabilitation.