Weight loss treatment in long-term care: Are outcomes improved with oral supplements and appetite stimulants?

Kalpana P. Padala, Brenda K. Keller, Jane Frances Potter

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Abstract

Unintentional weight loss is a common problem that leads to adverse health outcomes in the long-term care setting. Although depression and adverse drug reactions are the commonest causes, weight loss is multi-factorial and often does not resolve just with a single intervention. Several strategies such as diet modification, addition of flavor enhancers, nutritional supplements and appetite stimulants are commonly used for unintentional weight loss.We present here a review of studies examining the role of such strategies in the treatment of unintentional weight loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of Nutrition for the Elderly
Volume26
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 8 2007

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Appetite Stimulants
Long-Term Care
Weight Loss
Diet Therapy
Therapeutics
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Health

Keywords

  • Appetite stimulants
  • Long-term care
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Unintentional weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Weight loss treatment in long-term care : Are outcomes improved with oral supplements and appetite stimulants? / Padala, Kalpana P.; Keller, Brenda K.; Potter, Jane Frances.

In: Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, Vol. 26, No. 3-4, 08.02.2007, p. 1-20.

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