Study protocol: High-protein nutritional intervention based on β-hydroxy-β-methylbutirate, vitamin D3 and calcium on obese and lean aged patients with hip fractures and sarcopenia. The HIPERPROT-GER study.

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INTRODUCTION Loss of muscle strength is associated with falls, which, in turn, are the main cause of hip fractures in elderly people. The factors that most influence loss of strength in elderly people are a decrease in muscle mass, i.e. sarcopenia, and an increase in fat, i.e. obesity. METHODS A prospective randomized clinical trial among patients who… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2013.06.016

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