Effects of nutrients on sarcopenic older adults’ bone health
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.
“At Danone Nutricia Research, we have been studying the area of muscle and sarcopenia research with academic partners for over 10 years. Our aim is to develop viable medical nutrition strategies for physically frail older people by addressing their altered nutritional needs and the changes in muscle metabolism that occur with ageing and disease.”
Research Program Leader, Physical Frailty & Disease Related Malnutrition
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