TITLE

2011 - Review: High-calorie supplements increase weight in persons with dementia and feeding problems; no evidence exists for other outcomes

AUTHOR(S)
Lim, Lionel S.
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;8/16/2011, Vol. 155 Issue 2, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a study by Milne A. C. and colleagues focusing on the intake of high-calorie supplements by patients with dementia and feeding problems. The study shows that high-calorie supplements increase the weight of persons with dementia. However there is was no evidence that high-calorie supplements affected other important clinical outcomes, such as functional status or death.
ACCESSION #
65456921

 

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