As we age, higher intakes of protein and vitamin D are recommended to maintain muscle mass and strength.1-4 But many adults ≥65 years in the UK do not meet the RNI (Reference Nutrient Intake) for protein,5 and have low serum vitamin D levels.6 Muscle disuse rapidly leads to atrophy and loss of strength.7 Loss of lean body mass impairs immunity, and can lead to a number of associated complications including functional decline.2,8
Ensure Plus Advance is the only oral nutritional supplement in the UK that contains high levels of protein, with additional vitamin D and calcium β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (CaHMB). Ensure Plus Advance significantly increases muscle strength and mobilisation rates, and reduces wound healing in older malnourished patients, hospitalised due to hip fracture.9*
Ensure Plus Advance has been clinically proven to:
Per bottle, Ensure Plus Advance provides:
For further information, please speak to your local Abbott Account Manager, or visit https://nutrition.abbott/uk. For free samples delivered directly to your patients visit https://samples.nutrition.abbott, passcode: samples.
References and footnotes:
*As shown in a randomised control trial to investigate the effects of a specialised ONS on older women (≥ 65 years) who underwent surgery for hip fracture vs. standard postoperative nutrition. Muscle function was measured by handgrip strength.
**Ensure Plus Advance was shown to preserve muscle mass in elderly patients after hip fracture surgery with rehabilitation when consumed twice a day for 30 days as compared to standard care.
†The NOURISH trial studied the impact of specialised ONS vs standard care on readmissions and mortality through 90 days post-hospital discharge. The study did not observe a significant effect for the primary composite endpoint of non-elective readmission or death at 90 days, but the specialised ONS was shown to decrease mortality risk through the observation period.
Date of preparation: June 2019 | ANUKANI190206