This article summarizes a roundtable discussion from leaders in nutrition and healthcare on how nutrition care can be integrated in post-hospital discharge care.
Clinicians can help patients minimize the loss of muscle strength and function that occurs with age with nutrition intervention and exercise, thus helping lower the risk for sarcopenia, frailty, disability, injuries, and hospitalization.
Nutrition services can play a role in quality of life for patients undergoing cancer treatment. Early identification of patients at nutrition risk is the first, important step to ensure patients receive proactive and appropriate nutrition intervention. When nutrition intervention is provided early, patients have the greatest opportunity to improve nutrition status and quality of life.
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