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New Research Supports the Importance of Nutrition in Wound Healing
Publish Date: 8 June 2022
Author(s): Kirk W. Kerr, PhD
Wounds or wound-related infections affect nearly 15% of older adults, making effective treatment of chronic wounds an important aspect of healthy aging. A recent study, soon to be published in the International Wound Journal, assessed the impact of a specialized nutrition product on the wound healing of patients staying in a rehabilitation hospital for 2 or more weeks. The study tested the specialized nutrition product’s effect on a variety of wounds, including pressure injuries and surgical wounds.