Old age malnutrition: the key role of proteins
The EU-funded project PROMISS tackles malnutrition in older age with a specific focus on protein-energy malnutrition. It explores the relationships between food intake, physical activity and intestinal microbiota, on the one hand, and poor appetite, malnutrition and poor health, on the other hand, taking older persons’ preferences and attitudes into account.
Based on the outcomes of this research, PROMISS will develop new dietary and physical activity strategies to support active and healthy ageing. Such strategies are currently tested in the Netherlands and Finland for effectiveness and cost-effectiveness in a long-term intervention study.
Read more on PROMISS findings in the latest newsletter of the project (p.2-3)