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Improving older people's diets in care settings led to fewer falls and fractures, study shows
Supplementing the diets of older people with items such milk, yoghurt, and cheese helped to reduce the number of falls and fractures occurring in a number of care settings, according to a study published in the latest edition of The BMJ.
The finding is important because, as the paper notes, almost one third (30 per cent) of hip fractures are estimated to occur among older adults in care settings. Those in such settings often have low intakes of calcium and protein – a factor linked to weak bones and an increased risk of falls and fractures.
The findings could also have implications for the 'wider community', the team suggests.Read More