PROMISS conducts ground breaking research regarding nutrition among older persons living at home. It will more especially bring evidence on:

–       The role of diet, physical activity (and their interactions) and microbiome in appetite, malnutrition and relevant clinical outcomes

–       The role of oral and gut health in appetite, malnutrition and taste/smell perception

–       The impact of persuasive technology on dietary and physical activity strategy adherence

To do so, PROMISS makes use of and build on diverse national and international research and innovation activities and knowledge, notably existing data from well-known European prospective cohort studies as well as unique complementary data from third countries (Canada and USA).


Scientific papers – chronological order

Development and validation of a short food questionnaire to screen for low protein intake in community-dwelling older adults: the Protein Screener 55+ (Pro55+)

Hanneke A.H. Wijnhoven, Liset E.M. Elstgeest, Henrica C.W de Vet, Mary Nicolaou, Marieke B. Snijder, Marjolein Visser . Publication in: PLOS ONE, May 23, 2018,

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Prospective associations of poor diet quality with long-term incidence of protein-energy malnutrition in community-dwelling older adults: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study.

Linda M. Hengeveld, Hanneke A.H. Wijnhoven, Margreet R. Olthof, Ingeborg A. Brouwer, Tamara B. Harris, Stephan B. Kritchevsky, Anne B. Newman, Marjolein Visser. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 Feb 1;107(2):155-164. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqx020.

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Potential of butyrate to influence food intake in mice and men

Kristina S. Fluitman, Madelief Wijdeveld, Max Nieuwdorp, Richard G IJzerman. Gut. 2018 Jan 30. pii: gutjnl-2017-315543. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2017-315543. [Epub ahead of print]

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Low protein intake, muscle strength and physical performance in the very old: the Newcastle 85+ Study

Antoneta Granic, Nuno Mendonca, Avan Aihie Sayer, Tom R Hill, Karen Davies, Ashley Adamson, Mario Siervo, John C Mathers, Carol Jagger. Clinical Nutrition 2017 Nov 9 (Article in Press).

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Prevalence and determinants of low protein intake in very old adults: Insights from the Newcastle 85+ Study

Nuno Mendonça, Antoneta Granic, John C. Mathers, Tom R. Hill, Mario Siervo, Ashley J. Adamson, Carol Jagger. European Journal of Nutrition 2017 Sep 25. doi: 10.1007/s00394-017-1537-5. [Epub ahead of print]

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The intestinal microbiota, energy balance, and malnutrition: emphasis on the role of short-chain fatty acids.

Fluitman, K. S., De Clercq, N. C., Keijser, B. J. F., Visser, M., Nieuwdorp, M., & Ijzerman, R. G. (2017).  Expert Review of Endocrinology & Metabolism, 12(3), 215-226. doi: 10.1080/17446651.2017.1318060

Protein Intake and Mobility Limitation in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: the Health ABC Study.

Houston DK, Tooze JA, Garcia K, Visser M, Rubin S, Harris TB, Newman AB, Kritchevsky SB; Health ABC Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Mar 17. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14856

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Poor appetite and dietary intake in community-dwelling older adult

S. van der Meij , H. A.H. Wijnhoven , J. S. Lee, D. K. Houston, T. Hue, T. B. Harris, S. B. Kritchevsky , B. Newman , M. Visser.

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