Protein intake in hospitalized older people with and without increased risk of malnutrition

Emmelyne Vasse, J. Beelen, N.M. de Roos, N. Janssen, C.P.G.M. de Groot

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages917-919
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume72
Issue number6
Early online date15 May 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018

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Protein intake in hospitalized older people with and without increased risk of malnutrition. / Vasse, Emmelyne; Beelen, J.; de Roos, N.M.; Janssen, N.; de Groot, C.P.G.M.

In: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 72, No. 6, 06.2018, p. 917-919.

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