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As life expectancy increases, so does the incidence of health conditions associated with ageing. At Danone 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.
“At Danone Nutricia Research, we have been studying the area of muscle and sarcopenia research with academic partners for about 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.”
Research Program Leader, Physical Frailty
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