The importance in the clinical setting of the Consensus Report from the Global Clinical Nutrition Community

The group – convened with Dr Cederholm – point out that in frail patients, malnutrition can be caused not only by compromised intake (or assimilation of nutrients), but also by disease-associated inflammation or other mechanisms. Impairment of muscle strength and function may be observed.

It is recommended that GLIM consensus criteria be applied to diagnose malnutrition in persons with frailty in order to implement appropriate nutrition interventions .These GLIM consensus criteria for malnutrition can be applied in parallel with established concepts.

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