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ONS should be used whenever possible to meet patients’ needs, when dietary counseling and food fortification are not sufficient to increase dietary intake and reach nutritional goals
Malnourished older adults need more protein than healthy older adults.‡2
Older adults, especially those hospitalised, have high protein requirements as they can experience accelerated muscle loss that increases the risk of complications and death.3,4
However, only 15% of oral nutritional supplements (ONS) sold in the UK are high in protein.§5
The only high-protein ONS that contains additional vitamin D and calcium HMB |¶
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