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The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of nutritional therapy in elderly malnourished patients. The hypothesises are that nutritional supplementation and dietary advice alone or in combination affects mortality, quality of life and health-care consumption after six month of treatment.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Factorial Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Nutritional supplementation with a liquid formula, Dietary advice, Combination of supplement and dietary advice
Enrolling by invitation
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:20-0400
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