Physical frailty and undernutrition
As life expectancy increases, so does the incidence of health conditions associated with ageing. At Nutricia Research, one of our key areas of focus is the study of dietary interventions for frail elderly as well as adults with disease-related health issues, including dementia. For these patients and consumers, we look at developing and testing nutritional concepts that promote both physical and mental health. In both cases, it has been found that specialised nutritional intervention can add real value when included as part of a broader treatment regimen. We also explore the benefits of nutrition in the field of active ageing.
“Our research into muscle is extremely important as the potential benefits of nutritional intervention are not limited to one health area but instead cover a number of disciplines, including oncology and physical frailty. By preserving or helping rebuild muscle in these patients, we can make a real difference to their lives.”
Research Program Leader, Physical Frailty
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