At DSM, we have a deep understanding of the nutritional needs of all patients at every stage of their lives, and the elderly. That's why we have an unparalleled record of delivering science-led innovation at every stage of your product's development. This takes more than ingredients. It takes a partner.
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Preserving muscle health and decreasing the risk of muscle loss is becoming increasingly relevant as the number of sarcopenia and cancer cachexia cases rise worldwide This whitepaper outlines the emerging role of the omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA and DHA, in supporting individuals experiencing muscle loss as the result of aging or disease.
Mounting evidence indicates the benefits of nutritional lipids in reducing medical complications and supporting the management of specific medical needs. This whitepaper outlines the latest science for medical nutrition solutions, with a focus on the specific patient groups that would benefit most from DHA and EPA intervention.
As your reliable, innovative, end-to-end partner for medical nutrition solutions, DSM offers high-quality products, customized solutions, and expert services to help innovate for better compliance, elevated care and improved quality of life for patients and the elderly.
Health problems arising from a disease, disorder or condition may lead to nutritional insufficiencies at any age, disabling individuals to meet their dietary requirements via normal food. Getting the right nutritional care in a timely manner can help reduce medical complications, support recovery and independence, and lower healthcare costs
Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) are effective, non-invasive solutions recommended when recovering from acute illness or during malnutrition. Patients are typically able to consume normal food but may not meet the recommended dietary needs.
Enteral Nutrition is administered to patients who are unable to get sufficient nutrition orally even though the gastrointestinal tract is functioning. This requires feeding into the gastrointestinal tract using a tube.
Parenteral Nutrition covers ‘intravenous feeding’, where nutrition is administered directly into the blood circulation, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract. This is needed when a patient is unable to get sufficient nutrition through normal food, oral nutritional supplements or through enteral nutrition. Learn more about our Parenteral Nutrition Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).
It is well recognized that the immune system is weakened by advancing age, often referred to as immunosenescence. This results in increased susceptibility to as well as morbidity and mortality from infection. Nutritional management in elder care is one important modifiable factor that may support a more resilient immune system in elderly. Watch the symposium on-demand and learn more from our guest experts Dr Simin Meydani, Tufts University Boston, and Dr. Alessandro Laviano, Sapienza University Rome.