CAN SPECIALISED NUTRITION IMPACT SURVIVAL?
Can Specialised Nutrition Impact Survival?
New evidence is presented on how specialised nutrition can improve lean body mass, clinical outcomes, and healthcare costs in ageing and illness. In a large, prospective, randomized, interventional, double-blind placebo-controlled trial (The ‘NOURISH’ Study†), high protein (HP) oral nutritional supplementation (ONS) containing β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate (HMB), or HP-HMB, in malnourished, hospitalized older adults was associated with improved nutritional status and decreased post-discharge mortality. A health economic evaluation of The NOURISH Study shows that HP-HMB is cost-effective and extends the lives of malnourished hospitalized patients.
†NOURISH = Nutrition effect On Unplanned ReadmIssions and Survival in Hospitalized patients