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Some effects of a food supplement in elderly hospital patients: a longitudinal study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6863026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of giving a food supplement for 12 weeks to 12 elderly, clinically stable, patients was investigated longitudinally. During the period of supplementation, the mean grip strength, whole blood and plasma ascorbic acid concentration, serum and red cell folic acid and plasma vitamin D concentrations increased, and decreased when the supplement was stopped. Thiamin status, as indicated by the red cell 'TPP value', also increased in response to the supplement and decreased when the supplement was stopped. It is concluded that a food supplement of the type given in this study could be useful in preventing nutrient deficiencies in old people.
M Katakity; J F Webb; J W Dickerson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Human nutrition. Applied nutrition     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0263-8495     ISO Abbreviation:  Hum Nutr Appl Nutr     Publication Date:  1983 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-08-11     Completed Date:  1983-08-11     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207515     Medline TA:  Hum Nutr Appl Nutr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Dark Adaptation
Food, Fortified / standards*
Great Britain
Health Status*
Hematologic Tests
Longitudinal Studies
Mental Processes
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Nutritional Requirements
Physical Exertion
Vitamins / blood
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