CAN SPECIALISED NUTRITION IMPACT SURVIVAL?
Nicolaas E. Deutz, MD, PhD
Center for Translational Research in Aging & Longevity
Department of Health & Kinesiology
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas, USA
It has already been shown that β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) supplementation preserves lean mass over 10 days of bed rest in older adults. New findings from The NOURISH Study† reveal that high protein oral nutritional supplementation containing HMB (HP-HMB) in malnourished, hospitalized older adults was associated with a 50% reduction in post-discharge mortality. HP-HMB supplementation also improved nutritional status and modulated several key blood biomarkers, including a substantial decrease in C-reactive protein in the most malnourished patients (SGA-C).
†NOURISH = Nutrition effect On Unplanned ReadmIssions and Survival in Hospitalized patients