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Nutr Hosp. 2015 Jul 1;32(1):202-7. doi: 10.3305/nh.2015.32.1.9083.

EFFECT ON QUALITY OF LIFE AND HANDGRIP STRENGTH BY DYNAMOMETRY OF AN ENTERAL SPECIFIC SUPLEMENTS WITH BETA-HYDROXY-BETA-METHYLBUTYRATE AND VITAMIN D IN ELDERLY PATIENTS.

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Svo de Endocrinología y Nutrición Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain.. redactor04@nutricionhospitalaria.com.

Abstract

in English, Spanish

AIM:

the aim of our study was to investigate the effect on strenght and quality of life of an enhanced specific enteral formula with HMBD and vitamin D in elderly patients.

METHODS:

we conducted an open-label study. General assessment of nutritional status included measurements of body weight, height, body mass index (kg/m2) and bioimpedance. Handgrrip strength was measured by dynamometry. QOL (quality of life) was assessed using the well validated SF 36 questonnaire. Albumin, prealbumin, transferrin and 25-OH vitamin D were measured. All these parameters were recorded at basal time and after 12 weeks of nutritional intervention.

RESULTS:

patients were divided in two groups by the median percentage of weight improvement (3.4%); group 1 (percentage of weight improvement < 3.4%) and group 2 (percentage of weight improvement > 3.4%). In group 1, patients showed an improvement in prealbumin and vitamin D levels. In group 2, patients showed an improvement of BMI, weight, fat mass, fat free mass, prealbumin, vitamin D levels, role physical domain of SF 36 , general health domain of SF 36 and handgrip strength. The volumetric consumption rates of the formula were higher in group 2 than group 1 (group 1: 1.25 + 0.78 units/day [1.81 +/-0.9 g per day of HMBD) vs. group 2: 1.86 + 0.82 units/day (2.79 +/-1.1 g per day of HMBD]).

CONCLUSIONS:

elderly patients with a previous weight loss and with a high consumption of a HMBD and vit D enhanced formula had a significant improvement in anthropometric, biochemical parameters, handgrip strength and quality of life.

PMID:
26262718
DOI:
10.3305/nh.2015.32.1.9083
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