Journal article

Inadequate energy and protein intake in geriatric outpatients with mobility problems

Suey SY Yeung, Marijke C Trappenburg, Carel GM Meskers, Andrea B Maier, Esmee M Reijnierse

Progress in Food & Nutrition Science | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

To individualize nutritional interventions for the prevention and treatment of malnutrition and sarcopenia, it is required to understand the nutritional needs of older adults. This study explores the nutritional needs of geriatric outpatients. We hypothesized that inadequate energy and protein intake is common in geriatric outpatients. Data were retrieved from 2 cohort studies encompassing community-dwelling older adults referred to geriatric outpatient mobility clinics in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Melbourne, Australia. Indirect calorimetry and a food diary, respectively, were used to assess resting metabolic rate (RMR) and energy and protein intake. Total energy expenditure (TEE) was c..

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Grants

Awarded by PANINI program from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie grant


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the PANINI program [no. 675003] from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement. The Marie-Sklodowska-Curie grant had no role in the design, analysis, or writing of this article. SSYY, ABM, and EMR established the conception and design of the study and were involved in the data collection. SSYY and EMR led the data analysis. MCT, CGMM, ABM, and EMR assisted with the statistical analysis and interpretation of data. SSYY wrote the initial draft of the manuscript. MCT, CGMM, ABM, and EMR contributed to the revision of the manuscript. All authors approved the final version of the manuscript submitted for publication. The authors declare no conflict of interest.