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Malnutrition

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

Leslie, W.S. et al. Improving the dietary intake of under nourished older people in residential care homes using an energy-enriching food approach: a cluster randomised controlled study

A cluster randomised controlled study examined whether the nutritional status of aged undernourished residents in care could be improved through dietary modification to increase energy intake but not portion size. Results suggest that enriching food could help address undernutrition and slow chronic weight loss. Interventions of a longer duration are needed to confirm or exclude the value of food enrichment.