Dried Blood Spot Lipidomics for Monitoring Nutrition in Elderly
LipiDx is developing DBS kits to assess nutritional status among elderly population.
Often elderly may suffer from malnutrition and weight loss because of age-related physical, social, and medical factors. Malnutrition and weight loss may significantly affect their quality of life, impact physical and psychological functioning and lead to immobility, skeletal disorders, insulin resistance, hypertension, atherosclerosis and metabolic disorders.
Malnutrition is a growing problem in the west because of ageing population. It is frequently misdiagnosed or unrecognized. An easy to use tool for the monitoring of nutritional status in the elderly is highly desirable.