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SOS Nutrition Project

2014-08-27 03:17:13 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Many older people experience hyperlipidemia and hypertension, but, to date, there is little information regarding whether or not medical nutrition therapy (MNT) or therapeutic meals have an independent or joint beneficial impact on older people with these diagnoses. This report describes a clinical trial in which the investigators directly examined these issues. Two key clinical outcome measures include changes in diastolic blood pressure and total fasting serum cholesterol. In addition to these clinical outcome measures the investigators collected health related quality of life data and data that permitted cost-effectiveness analyses.

The investigators hypothesized that MNT and therapeutic meals would each lead to lower total fasting serum cholesterol and lower diastolic blood pressure after the 52-week trial, in comparison to individuals who received standard support (commonly available literature on how to manage their disease). The investigators also hypothesized that MNT plus therapeutic meals would be especially beneficial because of their synergistic effects on the clinical outcomes. Although the investigators established no specific hypotheses regarding the potential impact of MNT or therapeutic meals on cost of care and quality adjusted life years, the investigators were interested in whether MNT or therapeutic meals would be associated with these two measures.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Hypertension

Status

Completed

Source

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:13-0400

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