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UWL: Appetite Stimulants 2009

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    UWL: Appetite Stimulants

    When medical nutrition therapy (MNT) interventions for older adults have not resulted in improved nutrient intake and/or stabilization of weight, the Registered Dietitian (RD) should collaborate with other healthcare professionals to consider appetite stimulants.  There is no research on the effectiveness of appetite stimulants for older adults that meets the American Dietetic Association criteria for evidence analysis.

    Rating: Consensus
    Conditional