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Summary of the scientific evidence for the dietary management of malnutrition and mobility impairment

Sarcopenia dsu

Mobility impairment is characterized by loss of muscle mass, bone mass and function, and may be caused by age-related diseases (e.g. sarcopenia or frailty), acute accidental events (e.g. falls and fractures) and mobility-induced chronic diseases (e.g. osteoarthritis). Nutritional management of malnutrition and mobility impairment typically focus on dietary guidance and may include treatment with oral nutritional supplements (ONS) to provide a high calorie and protein-rich diet of good protein quality.  This study summary gives an overview of some key clinical studies on the composition of oral nutrition supplement for the nutritional management of malnutrition and impaired mobility.