Malnutrition is a critical issue, with a direct impact on older people’s quality of life. In Europe alone, about one out of 5 older people living at home is malnourished or at risk of malnutrition.
Preventing malnutrition is urgent for the whole society, for older generations of today as well as those of tomorrow.
- A sneak peek of PROMISS research (pages 2-5):
- The power of microbiota
- The work on the accelerometer
- Findings of the most prominent longitudinal ageing studies in the field of nutrition
- Nutrition and appetite in older people (page 6):
- Preliminary research results show what is relevant for seniors
- What comes next? (page 7)
- Read about what keeps our team busy in the coming months
Thanks to a multi-disciplinary international consortium (23 partners from 11 countries), the PROMISS project is eager to:
- Provide insight in the causal links between diet, physical activity, appetite and malnutrition among older adults;
- Develop evidence-based dietary and physical activity strategies to prevent malnutrition and enhance active and healthy ageing;
- Deliver food concepts and products, as well as persuasive technology to support adherence to these strategies.
In this newsletter:
A sneak peek into PROMISS research
- The lower the protein intake, the greater the risk of developing mobility limitations
- Vary your activities and perform them regularly in order to age well!
- Towards new food products and concepts
What do older people think?
- Some opinions of experts, carers and seniors
What happens beyond research?
- The ESPEN congress on nutrition of older adults
- EFAD’s “Working together across health professions to combat malnutrition”
- EUGMS Congress and PROMISS General Assembly
Enjoy reading the first PROMISS newsletter here.