Acta Scientific Nutritional Health (ASNH)(ISSN: 2582-1423)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 11

Consumption Of Nutritional Supplements in Older Adults Sabaneta, Antioquia, 2021

Deossa-R GC1*, Duque S2, Mejía Y2, Ortiz L2 and Portillo M23*

1Dietitian Nutritionist, Specialist and Master in Human Nutrition, Professor at the School of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Antioquia, Antioquia

2Undergraduate Students, School of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Antioquia, Antioquia

*Corresponding Author: Deossa-R GC, Dietitian Nutritionist, Specialist and Master in Human Nutrition, Professor at the School of Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Antioquia, Antioquia.

Received: September 14, 2022; Published: October 04, 2022


Objective: to characterize the use of nutritional supplements, according to qualitative and quantitative consumption of food groups in older adults of the Club del Adult Mayor of the municipality of Sabaneta, Antioquia.

Materials and Methods: A structured survey was applied, which investigated sociodemographic, socioeconomic, health and morbidity variables, consumption of nutritional supplements and food, through a questionnaire of frequency of consumption, based on food-based dietary guidelines for the Colombian population; nutritional status was evaluated by means of mini nutritional assessment (MNA). The information was analyzed by means of graphs generated by the "google forms" tool and was stored and processed in the Microsoft Excel 2016 program.

Results: 47.1% presented a risk of malnutrition and 52.9% a normal nutritional status due to NTM. 82.4% of older adults consumed nutritional supplements, which were recommended by relatives in 46.6%; however, in terms of food consumption, none of the participants managed to comply with the consumption recommendation for the 7 food groups analyzed.

Conclusion: Ningún participant managed to meet 90% of the daily recommendations for consumption of food groups, however most of the participants reported nutritional supplements. Therefore, itis necessary to propose immediate actions with educational processes aimed at the selection of the different food groups, as well as motivating adults and their families to know the benefits of a healthy diet during the human life process and to moderate the use of nutritional supplements.

Keywords: Older Adults; Nutrition; Malnutrition; Nutritional Supplements


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Citation: Deossa-R GC., et al. “Consumption Of Nutritional Supplements in Older Adults Sabaneta, Antioquia, 2021". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 6.11 (2022): 10-18.


Copyright: © 2022 Deossa-R GC., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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