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Malnutrition

Information for healthcare professionals to learn more about the nutritional management of patients with malnutrition.

Bauer, J. et al. 2013. Evidence-Based Recommendations for Optimal Dietary Protein Intake in Older People: A Position Paper From the PROT-AGE Study Group

Evidence-Based Recommendations for Optimal Dietary Protein Intake in Older People: A Position Paper From the PROT-AGE Study Group

To help older people (>65 years) maintain and regain lean body mass and function, the PROT-AGE study group recommends average daily intake at least in the range of 1.0 to 1.2g protein per kilogram of body weight per day. Additionally, both endurance and resistance type exercises are recommended at individualised levels that are safe and tolerated.