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Appraisal of 4 months' consumption of nutrient-dense foods within the daily feeding pattern of frail elderly.
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PMID:  11787512     Owner:  HSR     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: The appraisal and acceptance of micronutrient-dense versus identical regular foods among frail elderly are described. METHODS: Four types of dairy and four types of fruit products, either enriched with multiple micronutrients or not, were consumed by 150 frail elders for 4 months. In the first 2 and last 2 weeks of the intervention, hedonic aspects were assessed. Afterward, evaluation forms were completed. RESULTS: At the start, small but consistent differences existed between the enriched and the regular foods concerning the scores on pleasantness, desire to eat the product, and attitude toward the product. At the end, those ratings dropped slightly or stayed equal. Significant differences between groups emerged from the overall evaluation score: 6.4 plus or minus 1.6 and 7.7 plus or minus 1.7 respectively (p <.001). DISCUSSION: Optimization of the hedonic parameters of nutrient-dense foods and major long-term attention for application in the daily elderly feeding pattern is of essential importance.
N de Jong; M J Chin A Paw; C de Graaf; G J Hiddink; L de Groot; W A van Staveren
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of aging and health     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0898-2643     ISO Abbreviation:  J Aging Health     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-10     Completed Date:  2002-01-25     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8912686     Medline TA:  J Aging Health     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  200-16     Citation Subset:  T    
Wageningen University.
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MeSH Terms
Dairy Products / analysis
Feeding Behavior*
Food, Fortified*
Frail Elderly
Fruit / chemistry
Micronutrients / therapeutic use
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