Research shows malnutrition is still an unaddressed and widespread problem in hospitals, according to an article on the Medical Life Sciences News website.
The study from nutritionDay in the U.S., in collaboration with Abbott, confirmed 1 in 3 hospitalized adults are at risk of malnutrition and showed patients' subpar food intake is putting their health and lives at risk.
Researchers found that 51 percent of patients are eating half or less of their meals, and diminished food intake is linked to higher risk of death.
Nearly half of infectious disease and long-term care patients and more than 40 percent of oncology patients were at risk of malnutrition, according to the article.
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