Hospital nutrition in geriatric long-term care medicine: II. Effects of dietary supplements.

@article{Elmsthl1987HospitalNI,
  title={Hospital nutrition in geriatric long-term care medicine: II. Effects of dietary supplements.},
  author={S{\"o}lve Elmst{\aa}hl and Bertil Steen},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={1987},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={73-80}
}
The effects of three different dietary supplements were studied in 28 women admitted to geriatric long-term care by recording the dietary intake, anthropometric variables and selected biochemical analyses before and during an 8-week experimental period. The validity of the dietary intake measurements was investigated and judged as acceptable. Before supplementation the mean daily intake of energy was 5.2 MJ/1247 kcal and vitamin D and thiamine were the nutrients most commonly deficient. One… CONTINUE READING
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