Falls are the #1 cause of injury and injury-related deaths among older adults, to an astounding expense; in 2015, the total cost of fall injuries was $50 billion.1 In this podcast, Mary Beth Arensberg, PhD, RDN, LD, FADA, Director of Abbott Nutrition Health Policy & Programs (Columbus, Ohio, USA), discusses the relationship between malnutrition and falling, and the relationship between “healthier” diets and better muscle mass outcomes.
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1CDC 2016; Florence et al 2018; Bloom et al 2018; Yang et al 2018
2Low Dietary Protein Intake Predicts Falls in Older Adults with History of Falls; May 2019; Marika Paul, Mary Beth Arensberg, Jamie Partridge, Satya Jonnalagadda, Suzette Pereira, Judy Simon; Abbott Nutrition, Columbus, OH