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Record number 537626
Title Protein intake in hospitalized older people with and without increased risk of malnutrition
Author(s) Vasse, Emmelyne; Beelen, J.; Roos, N.M. de; Janssen, N.; Groot, C.P.G.M. de
Source European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 72 (2018)6. - ISSN 0954-3007 - p. 917 - 919.
DOI https://doi.org/10.1038/s41430-018-0171-5
Department(s) Human Nutrition (HNE)
Chair Nutrition and Health over the Lifecourse
Chair Nutrition and Disease
VLAG
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2018
Abstract A protein intake of ≥1.2 grams per kg body weight (g/kg) is recommended for ill older adults. In a cross-sectional study, we investigated if this recommendation was met by 62 hospitalized adults of 65 years and older in a Dutch hospital. We compared protein intake between two subgroups based on the risk of malnutrition and the prescribed diet: a low risk group (n = 31) receiving a standard hospital diet and a medium/high risk group (n = 31) receiving a protein-enriched diet. A 24h-recall was performed to calculate protein intake per patient. Protein intake was on average 1.2 g/kg in the medium/high risk group and 0.9 g/kg in the low-risk group. Seventeen patients reached a protein intake of ≥1.2 g/kg. Fifteen patients had a protein intake below 0.8 g/kg. It seems sensible to consider providing a protein-enriched diet to all older hospitalized adults, regardless of their risk of malnutrition.
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