Review: Oral protein and energy supplements reduce all-cause mortality in elderly persons

Milne, A.C.; Potter, J.; Avenell, A.; Cheskin, Lawrence J.
May 2003
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2003, Vol. 138 Issue 3, p59
Academic Journal
Summarizes a study that investigated whether oral protein and energy supplements are effective for improving clinical outcomes and nutritional status of elderly persons. Sources of the information used in the study; Main results; Conclusion.


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